Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Joy of Gardening

I don't have a perfect garden but I love it to bits. Like cooking, i find the act of gardening is one of the best therapy in the world. Like parenting as quoted by Fred G. Gosman, gardening allows me to focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities. I am my true self in a garden...

If there is one garden where i want to be right now, it has to be Tropical Spice Garden at Teluk Bahang and it has my favourite hangout point - a big swing overlooking the sea, while sipping exotic juices concocted at the Spice Cafe. If you are in Pulau Mutiara, you MUST visit this little heaven on earth. You will never come out of that place the same. Indeed, nature provides the best elixir to any living beings.

They say, no matter how small your home is, there is always a room for gardening. Why don't you start planting one soon? For that, you have to visit my dear good friend PT Corporate Athlete's Farm Fitness and The Wild Gym.

May i indulge you with a few beautiful quotes on gardening?

Gardening is a kind of self-prescribed preventative medicine, good for all ills

A little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides

When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden

A garden is a friend you can visit anytime

Garden : A thing of beauty and a job forever

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need

Men are like plants – they never grow happily unless they are well cultivated

There are no ancient gentlemen but gardeners

All my hurts my garden spade can heal

He who plants a garden plants happiness


The Corporate Athlete said...

tqvm for promoting my projects .... Care to look after my Farm Fitness project? :)

Fi-sha said...

Bro, i thought i said yes to that moons ago? :)

Lady Florenz said...

For now, I'm not made for gardening though I love greenery/nature. I made some sort mini garden at my balcony, but gosh! I'm so hopeless at nurturing it daily. Perhaps one day, when I get my dream home :)