"A gardener does not 'grow' flowers; he tries to give them what he thinks they need and they grow by themselves."
John Holt (1923-1985)
We've heard from Mr Holt in this series before (here and here), and we might again. He was a pioneering educator whose writing became a major influence on me in my childhood and in my early teaching career. Here, of course, he was thinking of gardening as a metaphor for teaching.