Have you read the Botany of Desire? Michael Pollan’s book tells some great stories in exploring the history of four plants. It also raises the question of who controls power in the floral-human relationship. We like to think of ourselves as the God of our floral beds- providing these helpless seeds with a home of mulch and nurturing them with water. But are they actually controlling us? Seducing us into labor through their sweet fruit? The book is fabulous and we hope the PBS documentary that airs this Wednesday will be too. We also don’t mind that Michael Pollan is wearing a Lava Lake hat at 1:32 in while gardening. Yeah, we know it lasts for three seconds, but we’re proud.

You can also check out the show’s website here where they’ve got some cool extra features.

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