Gardening is a fascinating and extremely rewarding hobby. People often complain that they don’t have enough space or means to grow a garden, but the truth is that anyone can grow a garden with patience, perseverance, and an eye for beauty.
There was a rich gardener called Rhonda,
She spent lots, made her garden a wonder,
She spent too much more, she soon became poor,
Now she drives not a Jag but a Honda.
Baronial acres or ducal estates are not necessary in order to create a successful garden. If you hanker after a palatial spread, you would have to marry extremely well. If you haven’t yet met a duke or a baron at the local bar, don’t despair. Try writing to:
c/o Buckingham Palace
Ask her whether she knows any duke or baron among her many relatives who is looking for a wife. No reply? Stony silence? Well, what the hell, it was worth a shot. So be content with what you’ve got, whether it’s a suburban lot, a townhouse garden, or a patio container garden. Any of these can become the canvas on which to paint your artistic dreams.
Remember: It’s better to have planted and lost than never to have planted at all.