No, Skittel, gardening's just a hobby of mine. It started as a kid: I hated cutting grass so much that when I discovered adding shrubs and flowers decreased the square footage of lawn to tend to I went all out. Even though it's a whole lot more work than pushing/riding a mower the yard looks that much more attractive, too, and by making my own crosses/hybrids I can have flowers that nobody else has
The seedpod at bottom is a surprise, of sorts, because it's actually growing: I crossed OT hybrids Leslie Woodriff
with Gold Band
but because they are relatively unnatural crosses I'll need a petri dish or some culture medium to get the seeds to actually sprout. It'll be a process, but good things are worth the wait, are they not?!!