Yesterday I took the morning off from construction and demolition to visit a National Wildlife Federation certified habitat garden. This garden is only about 12 or so blocks from where I live, however, it’s like a whole different world. The garden is well established. The major trees and shrubs were planted about 15 years ago, so there is a dense screen of green blocking the views of neighboring houses and muffling the traffic noise. You would have no idea that Central Avenue is only three blocks away. What a contrast to the barren wasteland with tiny nubbins that I’m trying to cultivate.