Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 52

Lucious A Renewal Blair Farris PHOTOGRAPHY BY Terrance Antonio O WRITTEN BY On a recent visit to Charleston, I happened upon a beautiful garden and couldn’t resist including it in this issue. The New Dawn roses in full bloom caught my eye as I took an early morning walk to the Battery. I was trying to muster the courage to knock on the front door and, to my surprise, the owner came out. She was lovely as she walked me through her garden. 50 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM She gave me the phone number of her friend, Dr. Gene Johnson, who worked with her to bring the garden back its original Charleston radiance. Before its restoration, the garden was a scene of chaos and disorderly flow. The patio area was falling apart and wasn’t functional, the pathways had too many curves, and the arches were not pleasing to the eye.