By YUUKI REAL, age 13

Bottle garden. PHOTO: Anne-Lise Heinrichs
Bottle garden. PHOTO: Anne-Lise Heinrichs

David Latimer, a retired person in England, has a “Garden in a Bottle,” that has thrived for over 53 years and was only watered once in 1972 since he first planted it in 1960. Plants can recycle resources, like water and fallen leaves, within the bottle to stay alive. This could be useful in space stations, as plants clean stale and polluted air, and bottled plants don’t take up much room.