One of the favourite things that 1 enjoy doing is gardening. I like the joy of beholding a blooming garden, a green lawn and greener plants at home. Therefore, it has become my hobby now. I caught this habit of nurturing plants from my mother. Now with her help and my renewed interest we have managed to maintain a small garden in front of our porch. It has a green carpet of velvet grass and a small trimmed hedge growing around it. We have also prepared flowerbeds in which we have planted a few rose bushes, lilies, sunflowers, mogra, China rose and colourful variety of seasonal flowers.
We also have grown gladioli, orchids, chrysanthemums, germaniums, jasmines, ferns and crotons. Recently, bought Christmas tree. Everyday after 1 return from my school and have my lunch, 1 rush to the garden to do a little digging and watering the plants.
We also regularly add manure and other medicines for protection and better flowering. During autumn one has to clean the garden daily because of the number of dry leaves shed. Otherwise, I clean it only twice a week. Grass grows very quickly during the rainy seasons, so one has to mow it regularly. Moreover, every day before going to school, I check the kind of flowers blooming and the number of buds ready to bloom. On birthdays and anniversaries, I sometimes make a bouquet from my garden as a present.
Now I am thinking to grow vegetables also in one corner of the garden. If I succeed, then we won’t have to buy vegetables and we can even distribute it among our neighbours and friends. At least the common ones can be grown which occupay less space and are eaten every other day. Gardening is a good hobby. I really enjoy it. When others appreciate and admire our garden I feel very proud of my efforts.
It is a great joy to behold the small garden in full bloom. It is not so expensive also and increases the beauty of my home. Gardening also keeps me fit and healthy. I really enjoy gardening.