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Old 05-22-2018, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:48 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Those are not Nature... they are Man made
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:59 AM
 
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There is a Garden forum.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:31 AM
 
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Sometimes gardening and nature are opposites. If you think about it, there's nothing natural about a manicured yard with a neatly mowed lawn, non native plants sucking up lots of water and becoming invasive, and shaping plants into balls, spirals and hedges. The grand formal gardens of Europe were an expression of man conquering nature.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:03 AM
 
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I feel like landscaping would be Garden.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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What about a desert? That's manmade now?
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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As already noted, the Gardening forum soaks up much of this conversation. The other issue is that frankly more people notice and appreciate wild animals than wild plants. (Which is unfortunate, because plants are every bit as fascinating!)

Feel free to start some plant-centric threads here! They would be on-topic and welcome.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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I've got one but it's grumpy. My beautiful, abandoned gravelpit, natural spring-fed swimming pond.

I've been swimming there for over forty years. The city has taken it over and made a park. As far as I'm concerned they have ruined the natural beauty with their rip-rap to prevent erosion, their asphalt walking paths and, yes, even building the nice dock for fishing (that they won't let any kids jump off of.)

The pond was ringed with chokecherry bushes - huge, gorgeous and bountiful ones that no one even knew what they were anymore. One day I arrived, sickened to see bulldozers killing the chokecherries to make the parking lot larger. I'm betting no one involved in the decision-making process had a clue that they were an endangered resource.

The clash between our constant need for "upgraded" recreational space and natural beauty continues and Joni Mitchell can't help but echo in my head.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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The pond was ringed with chokecherry bushes - huge, gorgeous and bountiful ones that no one even knew what they were anymore. One day I arrived, sickened to see bulldozers killing the chokecherries to make the parking lot larger. I'm betting no one involved in the decision-making process had a clue that they were an endangered resource.
Unfortunately that's a predictable side effect of our general ignorance of plants. I bet you were one of the few in your area who could even identify what those those bushes were.
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