Echoes of Victory is the subtitle below the poster-style image. Taking up all but the right hand column on page 1 of today's Home section and then continuing at length, I was really excited. Until the quote used in the third paragraph.".... It's much more a political question than a gardening question,"
That slant, dear garden editors and writers everywhere, maybe why readers and gardeners have stepped away from newspapers for information on gardening. Why the venue is dying on the vine.
It is true, a person's politics may affect both the horticultural habitat favored and the habits practiced therein.
But for goodness sake- the garden is by definition a sanctuary. It deserves to be respected as a safe haven from politics.
Am I wrong?
The entire article can be read at http://articles.latimes.com/2009/01/10/features/hm-victory10The photo of Disco is by owner Robyn Greene.
Filling the garden abundantly, with diversity in flower and form is why butterflies and hummingbirds choose to hang around here in the middle of winter. The parsley and cilantro beneath the roses aren't as photogenic- but they certainly link the garden to the joy of eating- something all gardeners enjoy- without need for political intervention.