Gardens look so restful and serene; don't they? None of the labor that goes into them comes to mind when you enter these rooms. It's just "Ahhhh. I love this." Meanwhile the hose is unwound and rewound each day and weeds are pulled....new additions planted. (Failures moved to new beds.) A labor of love. Another pedestal in the back takes your eye upward...it adds interest.
Below is my green-gardening-westie-doggy boy. He is so full of mirth! He jumps on the bed and turns on his back and laughs at us. He thinks this is what we look like when we are asleep. What is he thinking?
A note here about green lawns. I've noticed men think lawns are a serious business and less likely to want perennial, shrub or vegetable gardens. It's the man versus man to see who has the best lawn. Competition. The lawn is their "baby." And that's not just in the urban areas and suburbs it is in the rural country areas, too. One neighbor has beat the urge to toil over his lawn and has horses on his hillside. (They do have a small patch of mown lawn around their home.) It is beautiful because it is clean green and organic grass. No chemicals here. A wonderful backdrop for all of their beautiful horses.