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    Lorie Topinka: When Alfredo García-Lucio and Jim McKeever describe their garden as a series of rooms, one feels that for them home is wherever the garden is.

    Jim took me on an all too quick tour of this remarkable garden and I wanted to forget painting and just continue exploring each garden room, path, and nook and cranny. Doing justice to this complex 2½ acre garden (1 hectare) would take a long time…so forgive me if this essay only scratches the surface of a most remarkable and personally designed garden.

    I knew that I was in for a treat when, as we pulled in the driveway, I saw the most amazing nopalera—a stunning display of 300 prickly-pear cactus planted close together (mere inches apart) and planted in a particular orientation to the sun along a curvilinear path. It reminds me of pictures of the Terracotta Army.

    Click through to see the delightful garden watercolors or subscribe to Travels along the Laja: All Gardens Are A Form Of Autobiography—Robert Dash. More #TravelsAlongTheLaja.

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