Ankita proves that persistance through frustration can yield happiness!
"This is Ankita Singh from New Delhi. I am very attached to my plants and the death of even a single plant breaks my heart. A few days ago, I had a very bad day thanks to a very rude lady and I decided to try to feel better by doing some soul therapy in my garden. I had painted this colander very meticulously for use in the garden and I decided to plant tiny Vinca Rosa plants in it. I planted them all and propped the colander on a stand and watered it.
Within a minute, as I was pulling my watering pipe back, it caught on to one of the legs of the stand and the stand fell with a resounding crash and everything from soil to plants to pebbles was scattered. Imagine my chagrin at the end of such a day, when my hard work of an hour was in ruins at my feet! I still held on to the last weak threads of my self-control and rebuilt the thing from scratch. I just couldn't bring myself to throw these little plants in the bin, no matter how upset I was.
So here is my sunny canary yellow colander, planted with Lilac coloured Vinca Rosa, replete with moss mulching and colourful pebbles. This time I changed the location and got rid of the wobbly stand too. What do you think?"
Have a garden you'd like to share? Please email 5-10 photos and a brief story about your garden to [email protected]. Please include where you are located!
You don't have to be a professional garden photographer – check out our garden photography tips!
Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.
Get our latest tips, how-to articles, and instructional videos sent to your inbox.