Believe or not, 43,000,000 Americans are gardening. That is about one in six. Gardeners, of course, come in many varieties. Not surprisingly, most of them are people who live in the suburbs, and enjoy planting flowers, or maybe a small vegetable garden.
The average age of gardeners in America is about 45 years old; they usually fall somewhere in the middle class. But the fastest growing groups are city dwellers. Urban residents are finding ways of gardening even in their crowded areas. Many go to large public gardens, as a place designed by the city for garden, and you can actually ranch your own plot.
Still other people use their balconies or roof tops, wherever they can find the space to plant small patches of green. (126 words)
Useful Words and Expressions:
Living in the suburbs you may suffer a little discomfort.住在乡下，你会感到不方便。
dwell in the country住在乡下
dwell in sb.’s mind 留在某人脑海里
She dwells too much upon her past．她过于详细地叙述她的过去。
the urban population城市人口
a garden plot一小块花园