Gardens aren't just places to dig and mow. They're spaces in which to create, muse, meditate relax — and enjoy the beauty.
1. Visit the Open Gardens in your area for inspiration. Find one near you atwww.opengarden.org.au.
2. Buy a new garden seat — preferably a swinging one to put under a big tree.
3. Wander around your local nursery to see which new flowering shrubs look stunning this spring.
4. Hang two big baskets of flowers by the front door for colour all through summer.
5. Ask the kids what their three favourite fruits are, then plant at least one of them (if they say "chocolate", plant a chocolate sapote) and ...
6. Think of your favourite scent — rose, gardenia, daphne, lemon verbena or lemon grass — and plant its owner under your bedroom window.
7. Listen to some mellow music while you plant.