Although we decided long ago to leave our home in Santa Fe, it is still heartbreaking to see the landlord undo all of the hard work we did to improve the soil. As soon as she arrived back on the scene, she hired a bunch of guys to put landscape cloth and then pecan shells down in the yard. That little outpost of garlic is our last stand. We've been given permission to keep it there until it's ready to harvest, which should be right around our departure date. Most of this was a garden last year. Now it's just another "xeriscaped" Santa Fe yard. Pity.