The New York Times
Gardeners have active fantasy lives to keep us going despite constant setbacks. Fifty shades of green don’t begin to capture what’s looping through our brains. Lucky is the gardener who can bring those fantasies to life — to the delight or comfort of family and strangers alike. In Charleston, S.C., David Rawle has created a beautifully tranquil public garden dedicated to the memory of his mother, Theodora, an avid gardener. Theodora Park features palmetto trees and camellias; a ceramic artist has created colorful tiles for a fountain. On the other coast, Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, is sinking five billion shades of green into an Eden for his company’s new California campus. Perhaps no one will ever be tempted to leave.