Running in A&E section of today's Herald:
Home gardening has been around for about 10,000 years. The pastime of growing ornamental plants didn’t become popular, though, until the mid-19th century. Before then, professional horticulturists were hired by the rich and royal. Botanists studied flowers to determine scientific classifications. The average person mostly stuck to growing fruits and vegetables for the dinner table rather than decorative foliage.Continue reading/view photo gallery.