Monday, June 14, 2010

Thyme began in a garden



Just recently I learned that Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed. Tho' I hadn't considered it before, it makes perfect sense given that plant phases also mark time in step with the four seasons and that...




Imagine how intriguing & beautiful (inspiring!) an interactive clock garden would be if it were laid out & planted using this human sundial concept...




8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

1 comment:

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Such a cool concept to build a human sundial in your own garden! Husband will for sure want to do this some day when I show him :) :) :) :)