Gardening with O’Keeffe

In the verdant walled yard behind Georgia O’Keeffe’s house in Abiquiu, an elegant stone irrigation canal channels water under tall trees and beside flower beds. For the first time in many years, the canal also irrigated a lush and varied vegetable garden this summer. Once the major source of produce for O’Keeffe’s table and pantry, the garden has remained largely inactive since the painter’s death in 1986. This summer, eleven high school interns helped revitalize the vegetable beds.

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