"Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective."
Kenneth L. Pike
See my garden in the context of where I live. Diamond Bar, California
|Well-trimmed Eucalyptus as backdrop|
The population is diverse. The people are good. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina did her very best to destroy a good portion of the US Southern coastline. The following Friday, 1,790 miles away, the children at Diamond Bar High School got on the phone. With more than a little help from their parents and cross town rivals at Diamond Ranch High School, they raised over $70,000 for the American Red Cross.
Diamond Bar is a diverse community. Perhaps it is the cross-pollination of cultures. Of all the things that grow in Diamond Bar, it is children that we grow the best.
I am a great believer in gardens with plant diversity. Yes, it is more work. But isn't the work required a hallmark how worthwhile an achievement is judged? I don't garden to have a space to ignore. I garden to interact.
This is what a monarch sees close up.
This is what the human eye sees.
At this cusp of autumn, commuting caterpillars crowd their favorite lanes up the stems of butterfly bush.
|Succulents, lantana and roses|
I am not a big talker. I am a writer. And when the keyboard is resting my finger's voice, if it is daylight you will likely find me outside writing my beliefs in the garden.
I believe that every color is beautiful. In humanity and plants.
Choose your plants like your friends. For their strengths.
|Queen Anne's Lace|
Thank you to Carol May for hosting this month'sGarden Blooming Blog Day Open Garden Tour.