“It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this “once in a thousand years” has come today.”
Yevgeny Zamyatin, We 1924
I think Yevgeny missed the point of gardening in the anti-utopian classic. Gardeners seek more immediate gratification for their efforts.