God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures— Francis Bacon
Gardening is a journey towards optimism, a hope that drives you to look at the expecting buds numerous times; digging the soil to unearth bucolic treasures. Whenever I caress the flowers in my garden, it seems Mother Nature is smiling at me. It’s like honoring her while you heal yourself from within. It’s about exploring the secrets of happiness that comes with every new bloom.
I will never forget the ecstasy when the first sprout of spring appeared in my garden. It was one of those early days when I was learning the art of gardening. The emaciated sapling made me feel like a proud mother, watching it growing every day was like observing my own child’s growth process. And, how lovingly I remember that endearing moment when it pronounced its powerful presence with small branches and leaves looking up to the sky as if they were welcoming the sun.
The whole process of gardening is an enchanted learning by itself. The dirt in your hands, the sweat on your forehead, the slow growth of the plants, the subtle bloom of the petals, fragrance wafting through the wind- all these teach us patience, love, and care. Above all, gardening teaches us providence.
The ‘Green Thumb’ is the outcome of a verdant heart full of love. We can come nearest to Mother Nature through gardening. It’s about creating beauty; portraying a floral picture on the canvas of Nature.
Whenever you feel low, just open the door and look at your garden, the plants will welcome you with a smile and you’ll feel an intangible yet strong bond with them- the bond of earth, the bond of creation, the bond of beauty.