The art of planting
A Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology Publication
What is it about plants—are we not fascinated by them? Do we not love them, grow them, eat them, and drool over their flowers and artistic leaf patterns? Nowadays, we want our cities to be full of them, surrounding us with green diversity, with a constantly new look to keep us charmed and refreshed. Yet many of us know little about plants. We struggle to grow even a pot plant in our kitchen. We search endlessly to unlock the mysterious secrets of the Plant Kingdom: How can we get this plant to flower? How can we hybridise that plant to get more vibrant leaf colours? How big can a tree be and still allow us to transplant it? How can we make a crop-plant provide us with more food?