Hobbies play an important part in our life. They keep us busy in spare hours and make life happy. They make us forget our worries and give us inspiration. They make life interesting and pleasant. They give us energy and teach us the dignity of labour.
All hobbies are useful in one way or the other. But the one I like most is gardening. I have recently developed a taste for it. It is both pleasant and economical.
I have always had a love for nature and have admired flowers and plants. But I have never before felt the real joy they afford to the human mind. It is only now that I learn what store of knowledge they have for us.
Gardening gives us a lot of exercises. It teaches us to work with our own hands. It brings us into close contact with nature. It is a pleasure to dig the earth to make flower beds and dig canals for water. All this is very interesting. This kind of physical exercise is delightful and enjoyable.
Gardening teaches us the wonders of plant life. It is a source of great pleasure to watch the seeds sprout into plants with tiny and tender leaves. We learn how and when particular kinds of flowers and plants grow what conditions are necessary for hair growth what habits they have and under what favourable circumstances they can thrive.
We also learned of the diseases of plants and their remedies. We can’t know and understand all this by reading books only. In gardening, we read the very book of nature.
Gardening adds to the beauty of the spot. The barren place begins to change its looks. The plants bring forth buds which blossom into lovely flowers of different colours. It lends a charm to the whole sight.
The flowering, creepers, the green grass, and the green hedge make the place so attractive. We know that it is the fruit of earth on the label we feel the real joy of it.
Gardening adds to our comfort and health. We enjoy the fresh air the cool Breeze and the pleasant shade of trees. The sweet smelling flowers make the air fragrant. It refreshes the brain and invigorates the body.