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June 9, 2002
Coming home to a garden that is in full bloom is such a welcome. It is warm and inviting, a place where someone really lives. My flowers are an extension of me; the shuttle driver suggested I make landscaping my next career. I noticed in London the lack of trees on the streets. I wouldn't have expected it in Soho, but even Mayfair didn't have tree-lined streets unless there was a park, although in Saville Row there were many flowerboxes. Perhaps the age of the city and the fact it just grew haphazardly rather than being laid out is responsible.