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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank was born in 1869 and was a world-renowned botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career.


Are small lawns worth it?

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself

The Gospel According To Zen

Like lots of city gardeners I persist with having a small lawn. Yet I often ask myself why because it’s the most troublesome thing that causes me the most anguish. Maybe it’s the memories of yesteryear and anticipation of new memories that lay ahead running, laying and walking on the blades of glory that makes me keep a lawn in a tiny London garden.

We kissed the lovely grass, Rupert Brooke