Chapter 1: The Why
Welcome to Botany Factory. Where your secret desires to be master of your own magical corner of the globe blossom. Where mastering the art of ‘crafting green life itself’ is revealed. And your green thumb skills, having laid dormant, are awakened. Imagine you have become a grower of all things herby. Sauntering around your cleverly constructed, flourishing green paradise. Swathes of fresh scented leaves (miniscule but delightful) swishing in the breeze. The envy of the town. The gasped and ooed and aaaaed at infamous grower, admired by all and followed with a frenzy of fans. Ok so a herb garden may not be as stately as palace gardens, or as colourful as the Chelsea garden show. Its owner may not be revered in People Magazine. But it can be your own masterpiece. And you its content, happy master.
Gardens give wonderful gifts to their visitors. Not only do they provide a wonderful, nature filled environment but they also serve many different purposes. Herb gardens in particular provide aromatic delights for cooking or simply enjoying on a summer’s day. Even the smallest herb garden of only a few pots and plants can provide a wonderful bounty for its carer. Herbs, at their most basic, are practical, beautiful, and pleasing to the soul. There are so many wonderful ways to use them. In our eyes each herb plant has its own story, flavour, history – where it was planted, how it got there, how it is tended to (by nature or human) and so on.
At Botany Factory we focus on growing and using herbs because, well let us face it, there are many gardens to be crafted but none are as easy and practical as your own herb garden. The best thing about fresh herbs in your life and straight from your own garden? You can have a small grown at home herb paradise hanging off the veranda railings, catching the sunlight on its green aromatic tips as you sip a glass of your favourite something. You can plant them in pots of your choosing and make a fantastic feature upon entry to your great outdoor area, steps, or kitchen. Or just go totally nuts and get a flippin’ sensational vertical garden or herb planter to make the most spectacular sweet-smelling wall your world has ever seen.