Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:31
Pretty well sums it up for me too Smokin
Its a retreat or haven as Gilly says. A great antidepressent too. Some jobs, ESP in the summer have to be done and my dog loves me being outside. Sometimes it's a chore but when I see a new flower seemingly overnight it lifts my spirits. If you like your own space occasionally the garden is perfect.
Gemerally the garden brings out the pleasant side of people....however, not that growing for competition or show where the enjoyment of growing simply for beauty or taste is overlooked. For me, someone who has no ability to paint, draw or sculpt, I get a chance to use some creative skills perhaps