Have you ever noticed how much hyperbole is ladled onto so much of the reading- whether online or off? It is as if it were all advertisement copy.
The subject of gardening has not been exempt. Think about the essays that tell you that “there is nothing as thrilling as harvesting your own vegetables”. Now, vegetables from your garden are indeed a pleasure…. but I don’t think I would say that nothing challenges the thrill of that. And beware when something is described as “no maintenance”. There is nothing pertaining to gardening that is without maintenance. It is a matter of degree.
Those are simply the things that come to mind at the moment…. sort of a little rant of mine simply because I have run across this sort of overinflated eloquence more than seems proper. while at the same time I know that the beauties of nature and the satisfaction of our labors will cause the poetic to wax forth! Yes…. guilty, myself, of that. It’s just that, occasionally, the down to earth plain facts are not only good enough, but refreshingly welcome.
Here’s to truth in advertising about the venture of gardening, the products and plants!