May 2, 2011

Interlude: Reflection of Cultural Perspectives Through Gardening

The few Native Americans who traveled to England in the early days of colonization were horrified by the English sense of gardening. They came from a lifetime of living in nature...

Then they saw something along the lines of this...

You can understand how it could be mind boggling to a person from a primitive culture to see garden art in a culture so far away from their own cultural perception. Such differences often lead to demonization in environments that are highly emotionally charged.

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