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If the Public Garden Looks More Tropical, Thank This Guy

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If you've strolled the Public Garden in the last couple of years, you've likely noticed such un-New-England-y greenery as rubber plants and gigantic elephant ear.

They are the tropical brainchild of Josh Altidor, a Haitian immigrant who for the last two years has been in charge of designing and planting the 24-acre garden's 58 beds. The Globe's Linda Matchan profiled Altidor and noted that, in true Boston fashion, some unnamed people are upset at the changes: "[T]here are rumblings in gardening circles that this year's plantings were not quite as expected, that this is not the Public Garden's finest year." What'd you think?
· Public Garden Gets a Tropical Splash [Globe]

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