I had been keeping unwell for quite a few weeks and the trip to the doctor earned me a prescription of spending some outdoors, eating better and of course, getting in some form of mild exercise. A neighbour friend suggested that I try gardening, and somehow it made sense, because we did have a reasonably large piece of land, right behind our house. When this same friend suggested that we both sign up for landscaping courses, I agreed.
Within the first few classes, I realised that I had done a really good thing by joining these classes, because not only was I learning about how to understand soil conditions, and which plants work best where, I was also learning about which flowers would bloom, all year around and which plants needed minimal maintenance. Although I wondered whether I really needed a Cert 3 Parks and Gardens, I knew that I wanted to learn more about how to section the land I had to have separate areas for flowers and shrubs and one area where I could have my very own kitchen garden. Given that my wife loves to cook, I wanted to give her an area where she could have vegetables and herbs that she liked to use. Within a few classes, I learnt all about how to create my own garden, and that too with a perfect design in place!
Even though I didn’t go for the Certificate III in Landscape Construction, with a few weeks of work, I was proudly able to show off the start of a garden, which today is my pride and joy!