Saturday, January 15, 2011

100 Strangers: #5, Rebecca, making her garden grow


IMG_1072Riding home from the dog park this morning, I met Rebecca. She was working in her garden. Both her front and back yards are gardens that are an eclectic mix of plants, stones, statues, birds, turtles, you name it — objects she has collected over the past 30 years. It made for a charming, diverse garden of color and texture.

IMG_1084She told me she was initially motivated years ago when water was in short supply and she was trying to create a space that did not require as much. I loved her collection of wasp catcher bottles, no longer in use, that she hung from her small gazebo in the back yard.

It was a fun encounter, Rebecca was so welcoming... letting me wander and make myself at home in her garden.


  1. What a treat to see my mom on the Web! Thanks so much for your story. (BTW - where is the dog park? My black lab would love to know for the next time we visit from San Francisco.)

    -Julie, Rebecca's daughter #3

  2. Julie,

    Thanks for your comment. Your mom was really sweet and it was fun to wander her yard. The dog park is located in Rio San Gabriel Park. It borders the riverbed, just north of Firestone off off Newville. It's literally a couple of minutes from your mom's house.


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