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By Elizabeth Von Aderkas

ISBN-10: 1841767417

ISBN-13: 9781841767413

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. while touch occured within the past due 18th century the explorers and investors chanced on unique cultures.

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But I’ve killed many fledgling seedlings, and I’ve planted so many trees and shrubs that I have now accidentally created a mass of shade in the backyard, limiting my future planting prospects. It’s a humbling experience. As my friends know, I relish any opportunity to visit a garden, small or grand, and every spring my favorite form of conspicuous leisure is going on garden tours, strolling and peering in strangers’ backyards. My local favorites are the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour and the Venice Garden Tour, where so many artists and architects have created wildly imaginative gardens.

Garcia and Manuel Pastor, which helped me improve chapters 2 and 6. And although we have never met, the historian Douglas Sackman generously agreed to read drafts of two chapters and gave me the gift of seven pages of single-spaced typed comments, which vastly improved the final book and made me feel as though I belong to an old-fashioned guild that has not been thoroughly commodified. Thanks also to William Deverell for referring me to the curator Peter Blodgett at the Huntington Library, who patiently introduced me to the archival riches there.

To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it and then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom. —Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (1994) The garden . . is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world. —Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces” (1986) We’ve left something of ourselves here. When you’ve planted a garden, you’ve left something permanent. At the urban community gardens, friends help one another Preface and Acknowledgments I wrote this book because I love gardens and I wanted to understand how migration and immigrants have shaped the beautiful garden landscapes of Southern California.

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