How we are blessed with plants. Here are photos of just four I have taken over the years. For me it pushes the same buttons as caring for an animal or a person to some extent.
I feel connected somehow to the world around. Plants gives us a glimpse of how incredible and precious our planet is. If you want to see for yourself plant a Pumpkin or Sunflower seed in spring and watch it grow.
Better still plant a tree when a child is born or to mark some other important event in your life and watch how that grows.
I was once speaking to someone who saw himself as a bit of a guerrilla gardener. He planted a giant Redwood sapling on a golf course! He planted it the year his child was born and returned each year for a photo of child and tree. It wasn’t long of course before the tree was soaring ahead. Maybe not a Redwood if you are planting it in your garden!