Marvels, All

Apr 10, 2013

It was very thoughtful of our friend Karen Klein to wear her red top for this picture.  Well, I know she didn’t plan to be in the picture, but I couldn’t help but take the shot.  She was doing what most of the rest of us would be doing given the glory of the planting shed.

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James and I couldn’t decide if the shed was more like an apothecary or candy shop.  I think perhaps it was both; magical, orderly and decidedly sweet. 

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I had to marvel at the care that was evident in each garden. It was  evident in the small natural graces heuchera and grasses or

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in the boldness of a 50 foot boojum tree in Pasadena.
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A postscript of sorts.
Many of the gardens had help from gardeners; some of them business owners and some of them jornaleros.    Their work with the soil and plants is folded into the beauty of the gardens, but often forgotten.  I know I forgot about their part, until I was reminded of a special birthday.

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Poster by B. Cortez and B. Riley
 Happy 83rd birthday to Dolores Huerta, Co-founder of the United Farm Workers.

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