I found Mr. Greenjeans yesterday all by himself sitting in the shade and enjoying a book in a â€œsecretâ€ gardenÂ near the Radiology Building on the campus of MSU. When I asked him what he was reading he said, â€œa bookÂ by theÂ Bailey guyâ€.Â Â
He told me he preferred him to a â€œnew ageâ€ guy named Pollan.Â
The secret garden wraps around the Radiology Building which is at the far East of MSUâ€™s Campus just off Service Drive. You have to look for it. There are no signs. I first discovered the garden with beautiful flowing waterfalls and a mid-summer eruption of blooming plants two years ago with MSU grad and author Jim Harrison (he has a nose for these things). I later tracked the gardenâ€™s origin down and found that Dr. E. James Potchen, who chairs the Department of Radiology donated this garden as aÂ place for patients who are visiting the center to go and get away from the tremendous stresses they deal with.Â
It is a spectacular addition to the MSU HorticulturalÂ gardens and a greatÂ place to go to relax and read a book. Thank you good doctor.