Once we had had a big daphe and every spring enjoyed its wonderful scent - especially in the evening. But daphne is not a tree lives long, our big one had died many yeas ago. Since then I'd decided to have one when I'd rebuilt my house and arrange the garden and last year I asked the gardener to plant one with white flowers(the pink flowers are more common). So this is its first bloom here, I'm enjoying the scent now :) This tree is small now but I expect it'll grow soon and its flowers will scent more next year!
Now the spring has come and I see many weeds appear everywhere, I'm afraid that I have to spend hours to pull them out! But also I find many wild grasses which Mr.Uma likes to eat, I often pick them for him.
I'm just an ordinary office worker with the middle-class income though my garden, like the properties of my 3 or 4 neighbours, is unusually big as a modern Japanese private house in the residential area. It's because my grandfather had got it before the last war when each housing lot was far bigger than today's one. I always feel I'm quite lucky to have this garden. When I see those eatable grasses or flowers etc I think having a garden is far better than have much money or jewels ... it gives me a sheer happiness.