Monday, August 10, 2009

The Full Scoop On Pablo's Garden

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
To: Everyone

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

8 comments:

Jules said...

How beautiful! Wonderful work everyone, what a great tribute!

LYNN said...

the butterflies are so beautiful..

Anonymous said...

that is such a beautiful garden a lot ot thought and time spent on it it looks a peceful place to go and visit

James said...

"We hope Pablo's family finds it peaceful and restorative.". I can hardly describe how, as the father of a vibrant, life-bending two year old child, (every bit as vulnerabIe to the fates as your sweet Pablo), I could ever hope for more for all of you. A thousand wishes for your peace and serenity, the peacefulness of your dreams and the sweetness of your tears.

James said...

"We hope Pablo's family finds it peaceful and restorative.". I can hardly describe how, as the father of a vibrant, life-bending two year old child, (every bit as vulnerabIe to the fates as your sweet Pablo), I could ever hope for more for all of you. A thousand wishes for your peace and serenity, the peacefulness of your dreams and the sweetness of your tears.

James said...

"We hope Pablo's family finds it peaceful and restorative.". I can hardly describe how, as the father of a vibrant, life-bending two year old child, (every bit as vulnerabIe to the fates as your sweet Pablo), I could ever hope for more for all of you. A thousand wishes for your peace and serenity, the peacefulness of your dreams and the sweetness of your tears.

Anonymous said...

Bless all your hearts, you've done a beautiful thing, thank you.
Jean

CycleMama said...

A lovely garden indeed. Glad to hear you are on this special vacation with your family now.

Not sure if you are familiar with this website,

http://www.fatcyclist.com/

but I thought you might find much in common with him.

He is a cyclist, raising money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation with his Team Fatty (raised over $500k so far!), and has documented his beautiful wife's brave battle with breast cancer on his blog. (She just passed away Aug 5)

He writes beautifully and pours out his heart and soul, much like you do here on this site.

One paragraph really pulled at me tonight, as I lost my sweetie to cancer recently, I nod my head as I read these words, knowingly.

From: http://www.fatcyclist.com/

Regarding his wife's paranoia from the ravages of cancer...

"What greater slap in the face could cancer give me, than to make my wife fear and suspect me as I try to take care of her at the end of her life?

There just doesn’t ever seem to be an end to the ways it can find to injure and insult us."

"I hate cancer so much."

www.fatcyclist.com/