More To Come.........
Wow I can't believe how much the plants have grown either. I love all the different kinds as well. Just stunning. What a wonderful job that was done, and how great to see it looking so good years later. So often it's the opposite, and things are neglected.
Naomi, you really should be proud of that garden and I am so glad they recognized you. Had it not been for you, none of it would have happened. Just amazing.
Did not know that about Sago Palms.
I have looked over the past posts before but can't find out what the building is used for today. You mentioned that it was vacant?
these photo's are incredible Naomi!! just fantastic! you did a wonderful job there and I'm glad you decided to share them with us!
Well Naomi one thing's for sure: you have certainly have made a difference. And this is just one of the areas you have excelled in.
I read in someone's comment box that you say the Hospice - thanks to the cocktail, is not required now and how wonderful is that?
Bless you for all the comfort you gave to all those sufferers.
Great stuff. Thanks for this series.
Where lush meets exotic. What an accomplishment! I truly hope it will be a garden destination someday soon.
Just wonderful. Woody would be pleased. My mom had Euphorbia cactus while growing up. Of course, we never knew what it was called. We just always called them Cathedral Cactus.
Fantastic thread of photos, Naomi!
What a great reportage!
You did a good job in your garden and it is wonderful!
Thanks for sharing with us!
PS: Thanks for your nice comment on Flora's current post. She sends to you a happy wave of her tail! Lol!
These Flora's pictures on my current post were taken in 2006, but till nowadays, fortunately, she has almost the same energy.
Kisses and hugs to you.
Those plants are enormous and beautiful. I would love to see something in my garden reach the heavens like that...and to have one's own plaque (I love yours, btw) would just make it more special. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos of such a lovely garden!
Hope all's well with you. I've been busy but thinking of you and Sweetie.
Much love and hugs, Ily
You rightfully should feel proud of this garden you have created. I hope people in the community continue to enjoy it though the building no longer has to be used as a Hospice. Am glad the plants have thrived so well -- amazing how they've grown. Thanks for sharing the photos and information about them.
What a lovely series of post on this garden. The photos show how much the plants have grown – it must give you so much satisfaction to see them grown up like this – in a way they are your children as without you, and Woody of course, such a garden would not have been created. I am also astounded that Woody grew them with seeds. This garden with these fantastic looking cacti looks very south California to me.
I have your blog on my Google Reader list but for some reason it did not show that you had new posts to read. I am pleased that I came to check anyway. I enjoyed your posts and all your pictures a lot. Well done.
Very impressive Naomi! I'm so glad that you got the chance to get out and visit this garden again. I know that meant so much to you. It's amazing to see how everything has grown from when it was first set out. I enjoyed seeing it all very much and appreciate that you posted and took the time to put all the before and after photos. I LOVE what your plaque says! Well done dear lady!!!
Love and hugs,
Yes indeed we are just as proud as you too Naomi :D
I love the forms, textures and colors of the cacti. They are absolutely wonderful.
Your photography is just beautiful and you are a WONDERFUL storyteller. Thank you so much for sharing.
What a wonderful cactus garden. I love your "then and now" pictures showing how much everything has flourished. If I ever get to visit your neighbourhood in the future, I definitely want to visit this garden.
And as a note of interest, I am currently reading a book called "The Death of Donna Winter" by Michael Winter (Canadian author I believe), and in the foreword, he mentions Spoon River Anthology.
The feeling of spirits/spirituality must be great around that garden. We are all proud of you too.
Naomi, it is so interesting to see the amount of growth in those cacti over the years. I knew nothing about them before I started reading your blog!
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