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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness

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Rooted in Generosity: Inspiring Harmony Through Wind Chimes and Why You Need Them in Your Garden

• 40 min

Wouldn't it be nice to wake up every morning to the hypnotic sound of wind chimes gently drifting through your bedroom window, plant friends? The delicate tones of wind chimes dancing on the breeze can turn an ordinary morning into a magical experience.  In this episode, I spoke with the owners of Wind River Chimes to uncover the history, craftsmanship, and meaning behind these musical garden ornaments. If you’re a constant listener, I’m sure you know them as one of my podcast sponsors! Patty, Jamie, Luke, and I talked about the joyful art and science behind creating beautiful chimes that connect us to soothing sounds and special memories. In this episode, we learn:[00:10] Why wind chimes have become significant for Maria’s mental health[03:51] Let’s welcome Patty, Jamie, and Luke from Wind River Chimes![05:30] What are their favorite Wind River chimes?[07:39] History of Wind River Chimes[08:53] How Jamie and Patty got involved and eventually bought the company in 2005[10:54] How has the company evolved since they assumed leadership?[14:03] How the wind chimes are made (tuned pipes, specific alloys, thick walls)[17:13] How the tones and scales are designed[18:57] The emotional experience provided by chimes[19:46] The primal connection of humans to music[21:45] What is the science of sound? (alloys, testing, parts designed for optimal tone)[24:55] What are their favorite emotional customer stories involving the chimes?[31:20] Why does the company commit to donating 20% of their profits to charity?[34:04] What "harmony" means to the Wind River Chimes team Mentioned in our conversation:Corinthian Bells Windchime For a deep dive into the science of soothing chime sounds,check out the full show notes and blog here!  Thank you to our episode sponsor:Territorial Seed CompanyAre you ready for the fall gardening season? Skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy plants right to your door. They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. Whether you are looking for leafy veggies, flowers or edible plants in either seed or seedling form, Territorial Seed Company has your back. Get 10% off by visiting territorialseed.com/growingjoy - discount applied at checkout. Follow Wind River Chimes: Website Facebook Instagram TikTok Pinterest YouTube SoundCloud Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Website: www.growingjoywithmaria.com Pinterest: @growingjoywithmaria Our Sponsors: * Check out HelloFresh and use my code bloomfree for a great deal: https://www.hellofresh.com/ * Check out Manukora and use my code BLOOM for a great deal: https://manukora.com * Check out Quince and use my code joy for a great deal: https://www.quince.com/ * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

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