Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Green in the city

Planting flowers

There are lots of trees, plants, and general greens planted in Shanghai. Looks pretty, but I was reminded that these things don't just sprout out of the ground. Strolling around a busy neighbourhood our first week there, I saw these women busy planting the shrubs. I also saw a lot of workers spraying fertilizer all over the city, over plants and grass. One wonders - with such use of chemicals, and its obvious effects on the environment, are these aesthetics worth it, in the long run? Sure it looks nice, but at what cost?

DF

1 comment:

  1. apparently the green city effort plants all clones. isn't that interesting? They're cloning all these rare plants to put everywhere, so anyone can see them. go communism!

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