WHILE SOME of us live for gardening and can’t think of anything we would rather do, there are always those moments when we do want to kick back and relax. Maybe it’s a hot summer day when just the thought of weeding or planting makes us perspire; maybe we want downtime at the cottage or in our backyards without doing anything. Yet we love the look of our gardens blooming with colourful and fragrant plants, and enjoy the taste of fresh produce just picked from our own plots. What to do when summer is (sort of) short and other activities call us? What if we want a garden to beautify our cottage as well as our home, but are only there on weekends or vacations?