Some of the best things happen every morning in my garden. The garden itself is not too big. You can hop-step-and-jump from the front door to the gate leading to the road without any trouble, or seeing anything of the garden. But then, if there is grass and at least one flowering plant, we must call that as a garden.
Why we grow flowers when we can grow vegetables? This might not be the topic one wants to discuss in front of the lady of the house. She does not want vegetables, at least not from the garden. She prefers to get them from the supermarket. Did I mention the cat that never goes to the market?
Anyway, the lady of the house goes to the market but she does not buy flowers. She buys vegetables. She does not buy chocolates or crackers, only the green, green vegetables. This might put some people off, you know, always vegetables.
So, to balance this oddity, we grow some flowers in the garden. Most of the time, the flowers grow on their own. We don’t plant them or anything, we just let them grow. On odd occasions, we might plant a rose cutting and watch it last through the season. Then, the next season, we remember how the rose plant died and in remembrance, we don’t plant anything. Wonder how the rose plant is feeling, the one that died.
Coming to the flowers in the garden, they seem to be related to the vegetables in the market. I mean, one cannot have both. One must sacrifice one to get another. This kind of thinking has led many people to grow vegetables in their garden. You know how you are surprised to see roses in the supermarket. But that has to happen…balance of nature and all that stuff. Hope you like flowers.