Marianna has read "In the Garden", and says it is mostly true. In the interest of accuracy, I would like to mention some of the other inspirations for her flower garden. She wants to enjoy more pretty colors in the house and yard. She thinks Lauren (who recently took an oil painting class) would like to paint the flowers she grows. And, finally, Marianna will be able to give her leftover seeds to Mrs K., our "most beautiful garden" neighbor.