NOTE: I posted an all-points bulletin asking people to send pictures of their favorite gardens — theirs or someone else’s. I periodically feature these garden or gardenish images (with descriptive narratives) as they are sent to me. Please feel free to submit.

Firyal Alshalabi

My favorite tree in Kuwait never ceases to impress me with its resilience and dignity. In Arabic we call the date palm nakhlah.

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Heat, wind, or sandstorms can’t stop it from reaching the sun, to provide shade for everyone.

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