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5 Must-Have Plants for Relaxation

If creating a garden has been languishing on your to-do list but you’ve been too intimidated to get started, you no longer have an excuse to procrastinate.

Garden Tribe, an online gardening education spot, provides the know-how necessary to help you become a successful gardener, regardless of how grand or simple your goals are. The site serves both beginners and experienced gardeners looking to build their skills and learn from expert gardeners.

Stressed out? Who isn’t these days! In this fast-paced, always-on, always plugged-in world, we’re constantly connected to everyone, everywhere—and constant stimuli can create havoc on our central nervous system. Learning to relax is key—and plants can play an important role. Just the act of growing and caring for plants—especially fragrant herbs—can make a huge difference in your day-to-day stress levels. Here are five must-have plants for gardeners seeking to unwind.

English Lavender

Native to the Mediterranean, this herb is known for its calming and soothing. Just inhaling the scent can provide pain-relief, reduce anxiety and help your mood. The fresh or dried flowers of lavender placed in a mesh bag create a spa experience in your own bathtub. When shopping for the right variety to choose for your garden, make sure to select this specific species as there are many different species of lavender to choose from, but not all are used for this purpose.

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