Gardening is all about experience. Both good and bad. Mostly its the bad experience that is showered more. More than a lush green garden or a decent yield its the pest/ disease attack or an undue climate that gives a hard time to a budding gardener.
Did you just agree to what i said above? Well I would recommend you to disagree with my above note. Recollect the 3 P’s I had discussed earlier and invoke the patience and perseverance part in you.
Remember life is all about up’s and down’s. If you get tired and loose interest due to the constant downs you face in life you may never raises up. But if your give it a second thought your destiny would be different. This life lesson can be easily learnt through gardening.
There is a story circulates about “success and failure” . It goes like this “Thomas Alva Edison” was asked about the number of times (the numbers are different in each versions hence avoiding it) he had failed in finding the light bulb. Tho this Mr. Edison allegedly said, “I have not failed number of times. I have successfully discovered number of ways to NOT make a light bulb.”
Did he say this or not is not our point of discussion. Its the positive attitude conveyed through this message that matters. When it comes to having a positive attitude it is a must have for every gardener.
Every single fury of nature be it the hot humid weather prevailing in Chennai, the gushing winds even during normal days in my terrace, the Chennai floods in 2015 or the sudden showers in early 2016 have all thought me many new lessons on ways how not to take nature for granted.
Finally when I just thought I am getting experienced in understanding nature yet again nature has smiled back at me in the name of “Vardha”.
I thought I had kept the garden prepared to face the natures fury and had made all arrangements appropriately. I was expecting to see a medium impact at the end of the encounter with few pillars down and few pots upset. But when the fury of the winds growing minute by minute I started preparing myself for the worst. When I went to take a sneak peak of the garden today evening I realized that it was not worse it was indeed a disaster.
The wind has pushed all the pillars, many pots upset, few pots were not around the stone slabs kept on side have been thrown away. You name it I saw it in the few minutes I was there. The gushing winds still around I came down with the help of a heavy heart. I was literally crying from inside but after a brief moment I saw an opportunity budding out of this disastrous situation and decided to seize it.
Yes I lost my hard work in rebuilding the garden for the last few weeks to the fury of nature, but I am still here and so is this website. There can be no good opportunity like this ever where I document every single step of rebuilding my garden from scratch. What do you say isn’t that a spark worth moving ahead ?
Will document my activities soon. Until than happy gardening friends. Stay safe.