Book Review: The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

This book put new and different ideas in my mind.  Plants in charge?  Plants bending us to their will?  I hadn’t before thought of this concept; a plant’s eye view of the world.  Now I can never go back to the old way of thinking: that people alone shape our world.   I know that plants are living and growing, but I didn’t understand how … Continue reading Book Review: The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Encore Azalea Autumn Moonlight

This beautiful azalea, Autumn Moonlight is going into it’s autumn blooming stage and it’s amazing.  Watching plants like this Encore Azalea that repeat blooms and the Bloomerang repeat blooming lilac, I wonder.  As we manipulate and change these plants, is there a consequence?  Do we give up hardiness or a sweet beautiful scent for a profusion of flowers?  Why do we need so much more, … Continue reading Encore Azalea Autumn Moonlight