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rose1954
This is such a touching and loving story and the fact that comments are still being posted is proof that our mothers have an everlasting influence on our lives. Well done, Steve, you've been such an inspiration to us all. Happy 2014 and keep gardening! Rose (Scottburgh, South Africa)
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Kendra Harris
“Gardening, as compared to lawn care, tutors us in nature’s ways, fostering an ethic of give-and-take with respect to the land. Gardens instruct us in the particularities of place … For if lawn mowing feels like copying the same sentence over and over, gardening is like writing out new ones, an infinitely variable process of invention and discovery. Gardens also teach the necessary if un-American lesson that nature and culture can be compromised, that there might be some middle ground between the lawn and the forest … The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” — Michael Pollan, Second Nature
   
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madaboutdesign0924
Like mother, like son. Your mother's memories are shining down on the beautiful garden her child has created for her!
   

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