Nature, to me, is a captivating symphony of the world around us. It embodies the sheer magnificence of the natural, physical, and tangible realm that envelops our existence. When I delve into the depths of “Nature,” I am encompassed by a rich tapestry that extends far beyond what meets the eye. It resonates with the beating heart of life itself. In the present era, “Nature” evokes a profound appreciation for the intricate interplay between geology and wildlife. It unfolds a realm teeming with living organisms, where vibrant plants and awe-inspiring animals coexist. But Nature’s embrace extends even further, entwining with the very essence of inanimate entities—their inherent tendencies to exist and evolve. I am mesmerized by the dance of ever-shifting weather patterns and the silent narratives etched in the geological formations that grace our beloved Earth. Contemplating “Nature” invariably invokes images of untouched landscapes, unspoiled by human intervention—a sanctuary that flourishes beyond our reach. It conjures visions of wild creatures roaming free, ancient sentinels in the form of rocks, and tranquil forests whispering ancient secrets. It is here that Nature encapsulates those elements resilient to the impact of human presence, standing tall as a testament to the unyielding force and eternal allure of the world we call home..

Plants have specific preferences when it comes to their ideal living conditions. They don’t simply appear everywhere and anywhere. Similar to discerning houseguests, they have their own set of requirements. They seek the appropriate soil type, a precise acidity balance, an optimal chloride level, the perfect humidity level, just the right amount of shade, and a rich supply of nutrients. Given our landscape’s tendency towards excessive fertilization, it’s unsurprising that we predominantly encounter plants that thrive in nitrogen-rich soil. These plants can be considered the commoners of the plant kingdom. However, the presence of delicate and particular plants has become increasingly rare, akin to finding a needle in a haystack.(by Henk van Halm TROUW  )