Saturday, March 27, 2010
Phil's Handy Gardening Advice: Forcing Forsythia
Forcing anything or anybody to do something is not a healthy way of maintaining a long-lasting relationship. Consider this before forcing Forsythia this spring. The human-flora bond is a delicate one and your energy should be spent in engaging your plants in meaningful discussions. Have you ever considered reading Kant to them? By ignoring them and, even worse, forcing them, you may be missing out on cultural expansion. Plants have been around for Millennia, certainly longer that mankind. The wisdom they could share is lost when you "force" them to do something against their will.