One of the things I love about Japan, or at least being in a four-season country is the variety of flowers. There's always something I've never seen before that surprises me. Some flowers only blossom during spring, like sakura. Summer is when hydrangea come out in their full bloom.
I'm glad to be living near 3 parks, though to be honest I wish I could spend more time in them. It was a carpe diem moment few months ago when I had a picnic with Dora to celebrate a belated birthday and to usher in the spring season.
I guess I don't really have to create my own garden in the little balcony that I have, since there are plentiful greenery and pockets of flora near where I live!