Why not forget mowing a lawn? Convert a small yard to mostly "patio": lots of pebble w/ a few paver "rugs", edge w/ lots of green & punctuate w/ moveable potted greenery -- Designer Dominique La fourcade, one of Provence's best-known Country Garden Designers -- Clive Nichols garden photography
The lotus is the official flower of India. It represents long life, honor, and good fortune. It is also a symbol of triumph, since the lotus is rooted in the mud and can survive to regerminate for thousands of years. Even though it grows in mud, it remains pure and produces beautiful flowers. Thus, it symbolizes purity of heart and mind.