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"The Importance of Plants," by the Whistling Gardener

Winter doesn’t have to be boring! Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

I realize that for many of you I am probably preaching to the choir but for the rest of the world it never hurts to remind them that plants (next to dogs perhaps) are man’s best friend.

We simply would not exist if it weren’t for plants. Plants provide food for our bodies and materials for our shelters and release oxygen into the atmosphere that we need to breathe but probably even more important is the roll they play with our mental health.