The final season

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2009 - 7:35 PM

A garden's beauty is always ephemeral. But as Jim Smith's flowers and foliage fade for the winter this year, it's especially poignant because Smith knows it's for the last time. Next spring, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to dig up his landscape and replace his arsenic-laced soil.

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bippy742Nov. 11, 09 7:49 AM

My garden isn't even close to this beautiful, but how sad would it be to lose it and have to start over.

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dsunneNov. 11, 09 7:04 PM

Congratulations, Jim! Fun to see you in this AM paper. It has been two years since we shared that CR Thanksgiving. Some of the gorgeous foliage of Costa Rica seems to have found your back yard. Your flowers are something to behold. Good luck on that landscaped replant! Dot and Bill

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