Red Hot and Green (2014) Pamela Morris
Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. — Wendell Berry
The botanical garden in Juneau borders the Tongass National Forest which is the second largest rain forest in the world. Amazon being the largest. The unique feature of Glacier Gardens are the upside down trees. The owner was using an excavator to move rocks and toppled trees when a large boulder damaged his equipment. In frustration he picked up a tree and slammed it into the muddy ground. It stuck. Thus the idea of upside down trees was born with flowers planted in the roots.
“A view is what you see with your eyes open, a vision you can see with your eyes closed.”
– Steve Bowhay