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Park Hill gardener pleads for life: Kenny Be's Sign Language

Park Hill gardener pleads for life: Kenny Be's Sign Language
Photo by Kenny Be

The plaintive plea to "Please let my flowers live" is a cry for help against all odds. Hand-lettered on the underside of a Cool-Whip container lid and nailed to a stick, the sign seen in the picture above is planted in a six-feet square plot of unpaved earth on the edge of an alley and between two driveways. Successful growing requires gardeners to listen to Mother Nature, not tell her what to do.

This begs the questions: Flowers? Here? Really? In my neighborhood, this dirty plot would be a cat toilet. So what's the point of this flower patch? To brighten the days of Denver garbage collectors? Take it from a man who has tried: Cold beer works much better!

Seriously, if the sad sack who posted this sign was really interested in green growth, the dirt at the base of the sign post wouldn't be painted in over-spray orange.


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