I am really enjoying the community conversations which I am having as a front yard gardener! I have lived in my house for 26 years. For the first 24 years, there was a huge magnolia tree out front. Since I removed the magnolia in Feb. of 2015, I have enjoyed helping my neighbors conjure up stories from their past. My neighbor Miss Lisa Lewis told me that my sunflowers remind her of the Color Purple.
My neighbor Miss Jean reminisced about her mother boiling mint leaves in water to create a soothing tea for tummy aches. Ms. Trina told me that she knew it was time to come inside to get ready for supper when she saw the 4 o clocks opening up. I love the memories which can be conjured up when strolling through a garden!