gardening and health
For those of us who has watched a "can't be killed!" tomato plant slowly give up on life despite our constant attention, gardening can be a little frustrating. But if you're lucky enough to have a green thumb, there's a big bonus (aside from a crop of lovely tomatoes): You're less likely to show signs of depression or unhappiness, according to a survey from Gardeners' World magazine.
Besides envy-inducing flowers, of course.
In a busy and adventurous life, I've never found any activity that so efficiently concentrates most of what human beings need to be healthy and happy. Gardening is indispensable. It elevates.