Inside the Mausoleum of Horticulture

March 19, 2005

In Southern California, one of the finest places to be is in a walk-in floral shop refrigerator. This mausoleum of horticulture is an environment in every way opposite from the one beyond its walls. The air is crisp. The air is fragrant. And, most importantly, the pulpy greens of plant life overshadow those materials that constitute life in the LA basin: concrete, glass, and metal.

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