I am very bad at maths, but when I was a kid I really liked doing basic equations and algebra and stuff. I liked methodically writing things out on graph paper, all neat and staying between the lines. I do not actually like maths, but I liked the action of quietly sorting something out by myself.
Strange Horticulture, which I got excited about as soon as I heard it existed, is like that - quiet, methodical, rain drumming on the roof, labelling plants and running a finger down the taxonomic list in your Big Book O' Weird Plants... except I'm not having to use the quadratic formula, which, for reasons relating to a jaunty song my maths teacher repeatedly played, I am cursed to remember forever.
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