After too many stories of people being threatened with jail time or fines for the condition of their front yareds (and nothing but bad news out of Washington,) this story in today's Washington Post is a welcome change.
The reluctant garden in that headline belongs to a 101-year-old woman who lives "mostly independently" and without benefit of air conditioning. (Forget the garden; in this heat somebody'd better rescue HER.)
The story includes examples of the centenarian's quick wit, and a bit about her gardening style:
Posted by Susan Harris on July 31, 2011 at 7:27 am, in the category What's Happening.
The detectives were nervous about how Tufts would react to the landscaping. Before work started, she gave them a hand-written list of the animals on her property — and a warning not to disturb any of them. She objected when she thought some bushes were trimmed too heavily.