Monday, January 26, 2009

Flowers for Cities

Richardson Wright offers in his 1933 book , Another Gardener's Bed-Book...The habit of adopting and growing one flower, tree, or shrub is becoming a commonplace of civic endeavor. Portland and its Roses, Rochester and its Lilacs, Charleston and its Azaleas, Atlanta and its Peach Blossoms, Omaha and its Hollyhocks, are all examples of horticultural lure that cities have adopted. And now a wag has suggested that Reno adopt Love-Lies-Bleeding!

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