Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki live in a rural part of Japan with their two children. Since both enjoy the outdoors, they decided to move into a dairy farm after they got married.
All was well for the family until Mrs. Kuroki developed diabetes.
Because of her diabetes, Mrs. Kuroki went blind. For someone who love the outdoors, becoming blind is a huge hurdle because getting out of the house at will was something she could not do anything.
This caused Mrs. Kuroki to become depressed. Withdrawing from her family, she retreated in the comforts of her own home, secluding herself from her husband and children.
Sad that this would happen to his beloved wife, Mr. Kuroki decided he should do something to cheer her up. Thus, he started planting a small garden of flowers for her to enjoy. Even if she could not see the flowers with her own eyes, she could still ‘see’ them through their scent!
Although the experience was different, being able to smell the flowers snapped Mrs. Kuroki out of her depression. She was soon going out from their house and enjoying the outdoors again.
Realizing that he had found the best way to please his wife and show her that he truly loves her, Mr. Kuroki spent the next two years planting more flowers around their home and throughout their dairy farm. Soon, the place was filled with pink blooms which captured the attention of the other villagers.
What started as a small labor of love for his beloved wife would soon become a tourist attraction, with hundreds of people coming over to visit the lovely flower gardens planted by the man who loved his wife more than anything else in the world…
Planting a Flower Garden
A flower garden “is any garden where flowers are grown for decorative purposes”, according to Wikipedia. While Mr. Kuroki’s garden grew only one variety of flower, most flower gardens grow several different species of flowers, shrubs, and trees.
The final effect of the flower garden is beautiful, especially if all plants are in bloom but the labor that comes before you enjoy the full garden is also quite back-breaking. There are a lot of things to do in the flower garden to ensure that the plants are well-taken care of.
Often, the gardener not only has to deal with planting and watering the plants, other concerns such as mulching, weeding, replanting of new plants, and designing the overall effect of the flower garden.