Gardening isn't just the act of planting seeds in the ground to see flowers grow. No, it's the art, the science, the passion of coordinating the growth of plants and animals so that their maximum benefit to their species and the aesthetic value of such reflect in your care and concern. Yes, the gardener is not only establishing a great environment for life forms to grow but is in effect a curator or sorts. Constantly tending to and nurturing species to grow whereas in nature such might not survive. Things aren't always at that extreme but you get the picture.