A garden can grow wherever you wish.

This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows just that. Humans have an innate sense of gardening and growing, even if it isn’t required for our survival any longer. Perhaps it harkens back to those days when raising your own food was critical to life itself, Maybe gardening triggers some long buried instinct within us — a prehistoric touchstone in our mind that subtlety reminds us of its importance.

Sure, today we may grow beautiful flowers instead of food, but beauty feeds the heart and mind as much as any potato or carrot, these days.

John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida 

John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida

Local call number: JJS1975

Title: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida

Date: 1951

Physical descrip: 1 photonegative – b&w – 5 x 4 in.

Series Title: Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.myflorida.com

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/252819

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