Horticulture

Horticulture has been defined as the agriculture of plants, mainly for food, materials, comfort and beauty. According to American horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey, "Horticulture is the growing of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of plants for ornament and fancy." A more precise definition can be given as "The cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamental plants as well as many additional services". It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction and maintenance, and arboriculture. In con ...more

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Working in garden is like digging knowledge from the earth.
Karthikeyan V

Robert Aitken
Watching gardeners label their plants I vow with all beings to practice the old horticulture and let plants identify me.
Robert Aitken, The Dragon Who Never Sleeps: Verses for Zen Buddhist Practice

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