A Kiwi Vine speaks about urban garden life in New York City — urban garden life in my terrace garden.
All the images in this mini-movie (or virtual story as I prefer to call it), were taken by yours truly in my garden where I grow 80+ things.
My name is Patricia Youngquist, also known as The Last Leaf Gardener. I am an urban gardener and visual artist living in New York City. I’ve combined my passions and expertise in gardening, education, and art by creating narrative short films that literally give voice to the garden, allowing these 80+ things (herbs, salad greens, plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, ornamental grasses, succulents and vines) that I grow in my garden to speak for themselves.
“The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . almost” staring Actinida kolomikta is a fine example. (Unlike other plants that undergo rigorous winterizing methods, The Kiwi Vine thrives year round in its natural state, making it an excellent narrator for the garden.)
(Please note the voice of the helicopter pilot, heard in the opening of this movie, is provided by yakitome.com. and the Kiwi's voice was provide by me — but don't tell my vine.)