Tomato peace garden

tomapeac.jpg This is one of the many unheralded landmarks unique to Austin. On a quiet street off Congress south of the river is this monument to peace and to tomatoes.

In each container is a happy, healthy indeterminate tomato plant, vining its way over the trellis on which the sign is wired in electric lights. As the season progresses, the plants grow and grow and grow. So far as I’ve ever observed, “peace on earth” is illuminated only on special occasions and for the holiday season, but the wish is there for every passer-by to see, by night and by day, all the year ’round.

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