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Leigh Adams’s Dry-Garden Paradise

Mar 4, 2011
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Leigh Adams's yard.

What a wonderful story by Emily Green in today’s Los Angeles Times about Altadenan Leigh Adams’s dry garden. We at Hometown Pasadena have known Leigh for years—she taught most of our kids Spanish and the art of gourd painting at Sequoyah School—and have watched in awe as she’s continued to grow as an artist and educator. (Among other credits, she’s the artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.)

With the help of organic-garden designer John Lyons, Leigh turned her back yard into a “dry” orchard that’s fed by diverted rainwater. And it’s a thing of beauty.

Read the story here.




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