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.
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
in the boldness of a 50 foot boojum tree in Pasadena.
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.
|Poster by B. Cortez and B. Riley|
Happy 83rd birthday to Dolores Huerta, Co-founder of the United Farm Workers.