Consolations of Philosophy plant


When Chelsea Flower Show opens today, there will be just about every horticultural species on display except you won’t find the failure garden. The master harvester of the fruit of failure, Frederich Nietzche, it turns out was himself an accomplished horticulturalist, and saw much fruit to reap from the grey shoots of downside…

  • One can dispose of one’s drives like a gardener and, though few know it, cultivate the shoots of anger, pity, curiosity, vanity as productively and profitably as a beautiful tree on a trellis.” – Nietzsche