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The Japanese Garden by Ron Padgett | Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 11th, 2015

Episode 304 of 788 episodes

In 1958 or ’59 when I was sixteen I came up with the idea of replacing my parents’ backyard with a Japanese garden— this in a middle-class neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I even showed a design to my mother, who tried to imagine her smooth green lawn replaced by rocks, gravel, and, somehow, a stream.... Read more »

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