Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Earth Day (April 22) is the perfect time to “stop and smell the roses.” Better yet, why not plant a garden!
Now that spring is here and rain and snow are giving way to brightly-colored flowers, no one knows more about creating a beautiful garden than Ed Acosta.
SurfWriter Girl Patti and Greg Kishel found this out for themselves when their neighbor Ed showed up one day with tools and plants to transform their garden. A retired pharmacist and avid gardener, Ed knew that Patti wanted a more colorful garden. So, he decided to give her one.
Since then their garden has been in Ed’s hands…with Patti – and especially Greg, who loves to garden! – as his assistants.
Ed, who’s also a photographer, is always adding something here or changing something there, planting and pruning until their garden is picture-perfect.
Now, it’s just what the doctor ordered!
SurfWriter Girls Sunny and Patti can’t think of anyone who embodies the spirit of Earth Day more than Ed.
Ed Makes the Roses Red
There’s no one like Ed
to make your roses red.
Ed knows what every garden needs
and all about plants and seeds.
There’s no one like Ed
for a blooming flower bed.
“Color is the key.
Yes, indeed!” says he.
So, our special neighbor
went about his labor,
using his trowel like an artist’s brush
to make our garden green and lush.
After all is done and said,
There’s no one like Ed!
SurfWriter Girls are always eager to visit Ed and his wife Marty. Not just to see their lovely garden, but to share in the warmth of ohana – the sense of family that comes from being part of each other’s lives.
Everyone should have a friend and neighbor like Ed Acosta to help them create a beautiful garden. And, in a way, we do – the non-profit Surfrider Foundation!
Its garden specialists will not only show you how to turn your landscape into a garden that’s beautiful to look at, but one that’s ocean friendly, too, and doesn’t pollute the environment with toxic pesticide and fertilizer water runoff that gets into our waterways and oceans.
For Ocean Friendly Gardening tips and ideas, click on: OFG.
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