This morning several of us from work set up a temporary garden for the Suffolk Relay for Life. We did the same thing last year in memory of our friend and co-worker JoEllen. The folks at the relay even named it "JoEllen's Garden of Hope" and are doing the same again this year. Last year it became a place for people to rest and contemplate, and when we came the next morning to break it down, we found that people had attached pictures of lost loved ones to many of the plants. The garden is under a tent, and since this is a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. event it is lit for night viewing, and lots of variegated foliage and light colored flowers were used. This year's theme was "Wipe Out Cancer", and I could not think of anything to tie the theme to the garden beyond something to do with the beach and surfing, so that is what I went with.
Tommorow morning it all has to be taken down.