It's all how you look at things. Maybe your garden (or life) is a thing of beauty, something unexpected or exciting...
...like these Queen of the Prairie blooms that will soon be dazzling all who pass by.
Just behind though is a different view, less optimistic:
Quite possibly the saddest plant in my garden right now, my newly divided papyrus is the definition of droopy. Took much damage in the dividing process, although it will soon be my favorite plant in the garden again. Grow faster!
Just to the left of that view is one that is a mess, but a happy one:
The feverfew and the annual poppies (whose seed I sprinkled in this area have surprised me by avoiding the deer -- half of them have at least) are combining to make this neglected bed something worth looking at. I'll thin out the feverfew after it blooms and move more potted succulents to this area.
Sure, it's not a view for a magazine, but it's not bad!
So it's all how you look at things, right?