Polly went nuts with her new camera and sent us these amazing images. Rather than choosing a few, I decided to post all of them cos they're cool.
I knew we'd end up putting up a post with complete acknowledgment of all who contributed to Pablo's Garden. The below email from our neighbor and PG mastermind Jennifer Del Barrio explains it all—thanks Jennifer!
From: Jennifer Del Barrio
Hello everyone! The garden is just about finished! We'll just be putting some more stones to fill in the succulent circle, plant a few more plants, repaint the sign, figure out signage/dedication and that's it! We ended up using 46 bags of bark chips! Chips, chips and more chips! I've enjoyed this process so much!!! It was hard work but fun. First thanks go to Fred of Fred 62 for donating the funds for the garden! Thanks Jimmy for making that happen. Thanks to Richard for the permission to use his property. Thanks to Carlos and his workers for the hard work they put in. Thanks to everyone who worked on the garden! Sofie, Jon, Richard, Holly, Lydia, Michele, Joaquin, Lucas, Maisie, Lulu, Sophie, Josie Layla, Nicholas, Narciso, Ramon and Nelson. Thanks to those who donated plants and materials and advice. Helen, Brent, Steve and Tom, Peter and Scott (irrigation!), Mortarless,Tracy and Andrew, Gina, Faith, James and Vanessa, Nicodemus. Thanks also to the wonderful people who brought the potted plants to the sign in the beginning. Thanks to the people driving or walking by who showed their support and delight for the garden.
This is a community garden created for Pablo. A place to enjoy the beauty of nature. We hope Pablo's family finds it peaceful and restorative. It's the neighborhood's garden so come and enjoy it and help maintain it. If you see something might need watering(especially plants outside of the circles), leaves and twigs picking up, etc. feel free! It's your garden!
—Jennifer Del Barrio