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A garden in the concrete jungle

Original post made on Sep 18, 2011

Along a noisy stretch of Middlefield Road, beside Matadero Creek, a refuge from the sun and cement has taken hold. Birdhouses hang from a flowering privet, buzzing with nectar-sipping bees. Sculptures ranging from dinosaurs to nudes pop out from between pink hydrangeas and herbs.

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Posted by Mike Alexander
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Perfect. Thanks, Lynn.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

What a wonderful article to rad about a beautiful creation. Thanks for this. I can only imagine how many little critters call it home. It's also a reminder that a garden can be made out of any bit of land, or even apartment balconies.


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