You’re attracted to growing roses because of the romantic image, the beautiful flower form or fragrance, or because your grandparent grew them.
The attraction to roses is understandable. In a world that's ever more high-tech, impersonal, and in which some people are ready to pounce if you say the "wrong" word, the peace of mind that can derive from a simple pleasure like rose growing can be appealing, especially now as we're at the year's best time to order and, in warm-winter climates, to plant roses.
But you’re much less attracted to the idea of fancy pruning, frequent feeding, let alone spraying with an arsenal that would have scared Saddam Hussein.
I'm not attracted to that either. I’ve read the frou-frou advice, even attended lectures by rosarians—Yes, that’s actually a term. I’ve even tried some of their methods and after having grown roses, over 200 in total, for 40 years now, I’ve concluded . . . Nah.
Yet I still have nice roses, maximum pleasure with minimal effort. My PsychologyToday.com article today tells how.
Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle are giving up their senior royal status to work as they please and become financially independent. No one is exactly sure what that means.
What has worked for me in preventing and ameliorating burnout may not work for you, but because I know best what’s worked for me, internally and externally, I can most accurately describe that. So that’s my focus in my PsychologyToday.com article today.