Greetings from the Editor
I apologize for delay in publication of this volume due to several unavoidable circumstances, but I hope that you will enjoy the diversity of features in this volume which includes contributions on medicinal plants to biodiversity conservation and climate change. A special feature in this volume is “Kolam” which is a unique art form that merges creativity, spirituality, mathematics and science. Another special feature is the illustrated story “Maple and the bird” which displays conversation between the Maple tree and the birds.
A new column “Science in the Garden” has been added to cover amazing stories of the home Gardners who apply their knowledge, experience, and commitment to improving the art and science of plant propagation and conservation of natural resources.