Friends with Benefits
Companion gardening, is the art and science of grouping plants together to assist and enhance each other's greatest qualities, while adding biodiversity and balance to one's garden.
When applied in gardening and agriculture, plants are grown in proximity to one another for pest control, pollination and shelter for beneficial wildlife. It maximizes the use of space and increases plant productivity.
Plants do have a control over the environment, their distinct qualities all contribute to the eco system.
I group companion planting into four categories: Attraction, Repulsion, Amendment and Protection. Here are just a few examples.