think of it this way: flowers are sex organs. one reason ornamental gardening is so absorbing to me is because what I'm really doing is cultivating and curating a vast farm of diverse genitalia.
Do I conform better to your expectations now? Uh-huh. ;)
Another reason I garden is because sights like these instantly lift my spirits. It is impossible to be depressed in a garden. Joy oozes from every petal and leaf and spreads a contagion of pleasure.
What does the earth care about the noise and drama of human emotions? Nothing. The garden negates negativity through its urgent and intense power of optimism.
After every winter comes a new awakening.