6412 Mignonette

My father and I in the backyard of 6412 Mignonette Street, Bakersfield, CA

If gardening is an exploration of a place close to home, being a teenager is an exploration of mobility, and these two approaches to place, or home, are bound to sooner or later come into conflict. For at least a decade I probably didn’t think once about plants or even notice a landscape. Eventually, though, I came back to the garden, which is probably how it usually goes. Much of gardening is a return, an effort at recovering remembered landscapes. (33)

 Michael Pollan Second Nature: A Gardner’s Education