|Cats' whiskers - easy to grow|
For a few weeks I am minding a garden belonging to a close friend. The dog loves it when someone is fiddling about in the garden, although he is not much good at any of the tasks except digging. I am watering the orchids and pulling a few weeds, collecting fallen palm fronds and running the sprinkler. It is fun. Maybe if I had to do this and everything else it might not be such fun for long.
The following sign comes from the North Carolina Aquarium. I understand the feeling, although I would have expected that people would be encouraged to use the lawns and gardens at an establishment supporting knowledge of the natural world. What might be the purpose of their gardens? Should the plants be replaced with sculptures of steel? I admire the vocabulary. I wonder why it is required. There must be something about this I do not know.