Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for the "Independent", a national british newspaper, and author of "The Tulip". Every major newspaper has a garden correspondent, but no newspaper in the US does, despite its wealth and five times greater population. The New York Times fired theirs, Anne Raver, several years ago.
Pavord eloquently and accurately writes:
"The soul needs to look out at things and find rest and peace and beauty in the things that the eyes are seeing. I think that’s a need. it’s a need as much as having a roof over your head and food in your stomach."
Oscar Wilde wrote:
Give me the luxuries and I can dispense with the necessities.
(sometimes attributed to Frank Loyd Wright).
Enough ranting, here's a couple of hummer clips from my own modest patch 3 weeks ago :-