That statement or something really close was the message of an NPR segment that had me tearing up—oh hell, crying—on my commute home today.
Here’s the story in brief:
Tracy Pruitt’s property manager gave her 30 days to leave her home of 2 1/2 years. But what about the lush garden of shrubs, trees and beloved day lilies the East Texas woman planted and nurtured there? Truitt posted a plea for help at an online gardener’s forum and scores of gardeners from across Texas are helping her move them to her new home.
Basically, days after she posted on the Dave’s Garden daylily forum, explaining her situation, other forum regulars gathered and organized a rescue.
Pick-up trucks filled with soil and other plant conveyances were lined up in front of Pruitt’s home well before the deadline for her to find another place to live. It’s touching—and interesting. What happens when you don’t own where you garden, as many of us do not? A cautionary tale.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on July 24, 2008 at 8:26 pm, in the category Real Gardens.