It’s Thursday again and I should like to continue offering different perspectives on the question: What is a Garden?
Here is yet another quotation from my eBook Guess What’s in my Garden!
“A garden is a multi-discipline scientific laboratory for exploration and discovery. A garden is a chemistry laboratory in which we investigate soil pH, NPK, trace elements, carbon dioxide, oxygen, fertilizer, and compost creation. A garden is a hydrology laboratory in which we experiment with drainage, berms, swales, water retention, percolation rates, fountains, ponds, and streams. A garden is a biology laboratory where we examine animals, birds, insects, microbes, and creepy-crawlies. A garden is a botany laboratory in which we study propagation, roots, pollen, seeds, stems, buds and leaves. A garden is a physics laboratory concerned with osmosis, capillary action, and photosynthesis. A garden is an ecology laboratory that examines seasons, temperature, pollinators, and predators.”
How many different but complementary ways do you look at your garden?