Our early presidents were described as nation builders, and all were passionate about plants, nature, agriculture and gardens.
The United States of America was established by farmers and gardeners who were very conscious of protecting their natural resources.
This royally appointed botanist blazed a trail for gardener's to come.
Head gardeners held positions of prestige in Victorian era Britain. They had large staffs, were experts of botany and started gardening trends.
A farmer may still refer to asters as weeds. However, the explorers who came to this country about two centuries ago, recognized their horticultural value.