GARDENER, RAGLAN ROAD: I'm a gardener
because I need the relaxation, my job is very busy I just
relax in the garden and have a lot of fun.
GARDENER, RAGLAN ROAD: I'm a gardener because
of the sense of peace of fulfilment that these kind of activities
ROB EVERITT: Bill and I garden together and that has been
BILL GRINDELL: I think my love of gardening came from my
aunt. She loved to garden and instilled that love of the
earth in me. I think that so many women are gardeners because
gardening is very much an experience in caring and watching
things grow and being very patient.
ROB EVERITT: My favourite area of our garden is the front
ROB EVERITT: It's become our favourite spots of the garden
we've introduced rocks with lichen into it.
BILL GRINDELL: My favourite area is the side garden with
the gravel path the sense of tightness and closeness in there
and the play of the light and shadow especially late in the
day is a feeling of tranquillity. And a bit of an Asian aesthetic
as well. Around 6-7 is wonderful because you get the long
Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint,
And the soil and sky as canvas.
- Elizabeth Murray
GARDENER, ST JAMES
My garden is like an extended room of our family room and
I like gazing around enjoying the fruits of my labour. This
year I am happiest with the hanging baskets. And the summer
glow is a new plant I got this year and it's been very prolific
and done very well.
What I like about annuals you can pick up so many different
flower varieties the colour is fantastic you can change the
colour, this year I have gone mostly to pinks and to whites.
It makes you realize there is more to life than roaring down
the highway and roaring down the road of life.
Flowers are the sweetest things God
ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher
GARDENER, ST VITAL
I started in gardening because I was looking for a way to
be creative and a way of being physical. Gardening gives
a person, any person an opportunity to be an artist.
When I go out into the garden in the morning and the birds
are chirping the world just seems like beautiful place. And
there is a lot of serenity and hopefulness. It's a wonderful
way to start the day. My favourite plant is the rose called
One of the main things I have learned is patience and to
love the unexpected because you never know how things are
actually going to grow. Gardening is a lot of luck there
is some skill but a lot of luck and you have to be an optimist
My green thumb came only as a result of the
mistakes I made
While learning to see things from the plant's
point of view.
- H. Fred Ale
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