Gifts from the garden

Preserving some of life's fleeting pleasures

My mum is a gardener. Last time I visited, I commented on the beauty of the flowers in her garden to which she replied, ‘Yeah, well…they’re just annuals…they’ll be dead soon.’

Gardening is relentless like that. The experienced gardener knows that present beauty and abundance is under constant attack from the seasons, weeds and pests. Even when the flowers are in full bloom, Mum is thinking of the next thing…

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