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By Aliya Hall
Staff writer 

A new palette: India's garden

 

July 25, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

India Tornell

Every plant in India Tornell's garden tells a story. At a wedding she attended, they threw seeds instead of rice, and she planted them. Another clipping came from a neighbor from whom she bought raw milk, and her Wisteria cutting came from her daughter's wedding.

"There's an unspoken rule: You got it somewhere," she said, explaining the culture of asking other gardeners to save seeds or take cuttings.

Tornell has been gardening for "forever," she said. She remembers, as a child, planting near her sandbox. Now, she grows a wide variety of both flowers and vegetables, as well as fruit trees....



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