Paul Chase's lovely award-winning shady garden is a rescued green space that was basically a blighted abandoned lot after Hrricane Katrina. Paul, an archetect, laid out the design for the garden. And with help from volunteers and donated plant materials created this little oasis in the heart of New Orleans' Bywater community.
I met Paul in 2012, while I was conducting a Container Gardening Workshop at the New Orleans Botanical Garden sponsored by People's Health for its members. Paul invited me to visit his garden, I did and we have been swaping plants, seeds, and gardening-related emails since that time. On a recent visit to Paul's garden I snapped these images.