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The Sea-Sand Plants of Desire

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Every year, as Halloween approaches, I recall my visit to Professor Mordant's garden on the forbidden island of Desire. I call it forbidden because it was rumored to be an eerie, inhospitable place---a volcanic outcropping devoid of vegetation. Nothing like the mainland resort where I and other garden writers had been sunning ourselves in style. [...]