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Sanctuary Gardens

Creating a sanctuary garden in your landscape can provide you with a refuge to relax and escape the stresses of daily life. Sanctuary gardens often incorporate a spiritual element and serve as a place to meditate, reflect, or pray.

They're typically tucked away from the busier areas of the yard, and offer at least a little shelter from the sun. They usually include a comfortable place to sit, and many have a calming water feature.

Choose low-maintenance plants to keep the garden centered on relaxation, rather than work. You can even add plants that have a fragrance that you like.

Keep in mind that the space needn't be large. With little more than a quiet corner and thoughtful design, you can create your own sanctuary garden.

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