From the "Only in California" department comes this gem of a story in the San Francisco Chronicle. Gardeners at the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland put out the word that they could use some volunteer help to deadhead the garden's 5000 roses. But when you say "Deadheaders Wanted" in the Bay Area, in the middle of a drowsy, fragrant, late summer weekend, what do you get?
Deadheads. Lots of them. In their tie-dyed shirts, Felcos in hand.
"There was a bit of confusion, but it turned out great," said city of
Oakland gardener Tora Rocha, who oversees the city-owned 8-acre park
off Grand Avenue. "We ended up getting tons of volunteers."
Far out. Now the Deadheads show up and prune and listen to some tunes and it's all very beautiful in a horticultural Summer of Love way. As one Deadhead said, "If you can get all these hippies to take care of your garden, everyone wins."