Working at the Garden has completely changed how I think about gardening. On the one hand, I now think very seriously about plants; about good plants vs. bad plants, about the role of plants in the landscape, and about how plants can keep us healthy.
But on the other hand, working at the Garden has really made me loosen up about plants. I have learned not to take my failures too seriously, to not worry about putting plants in the wrong spot (they can always be moved!), and I have learned that plants are infinitely flexible and that experimenting with plants is the most satisfying part of gardening.
I feel then, a certain kinship with the mad scientist behind this Tumblr I just came across, Garden Science. There is some seriously nerdy stuff going on here, and some wild experiments, but most of all, this blog is all about the fun of plants. I mean, this guy (or gal? I can’t tell) has decided to plant an entire garden culled from his (or her?) kitchen. Now, that’s the kind of geeky gardening I can get behind! ~AR
The instant garden is now full. Meet the newest residents:
A co-worker gave me two raw almonds at work to eat, but I opted instead to put them in my pocket, take them home, and plant them in the garden to see what would happen. I scored the kidney beans from the kitchen after opening a drawer…