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Cultivating Home Amidst a Large, Lush Manhattan Garden

By her accounts, Sierra Tishgart's West Village garden is nothing short of whimsical. "Sometimes at night, I can hear my neighbor's bull frog," Tishgart says with a smile while standing on her patio on a July afternoon, moments after the sun appeared for the first time in days from behind a cloak of heavy clouds, "Sometimes," she begins incredulously, "I hear someone playing the piccolo." To be clear, this is not the norm for New York City, but with one look around her private 1,000-square-foot garden, and towards the whitewashed rear of the quaint West Village apartment building she calls home, Tishgart's recounts are easy to believe.

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