My father’s hobby was his lawn. It was meticulously cared for: fertilizing, watering, cutting, and mulching. His riding lawn mower was constantly in use – I can picture him with his cowboy boots, sunhat, and beer in hand. His lawn was always the most brilliant green, and created the perfect segue into the garden, which was and still is my Mother’s creative domain. My contribution were the steady flow of Home Depot gift cards which kept the entire scientific process in balance.