Alibi V.19 No.13 • April 1-7, 2010 
Wes Brittenham, manager, Plants of the Southwest

Feature

Tremble, Black Thumbs!

You’re about to get greened

The first living thing I remember trying to grow was a strawberry plant. My mom helped me put it in the soil right outside our front door. My mom had a way with plants. She molded massive berms, teeming with pink geraniums, powder-puff-like marigolds and starry daffodils. In our backyard, she nurtured plum trees and guarded heirloom tomatoes, which ballooned into ripe, deep crimson orbs the size of baseballs.

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