If you travel on Third Street near the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston, chances are you know Pat Ward.
You just may not know you know her.
Ward lives in a modest house that might escape your notice; it’s her garden that draws your attention.
Sunflowers and and corn rise tall.
Billowing black-eyed Susans nod at squash and beans. Elegant resurrection lilies stand in a group on the side of the house, while, in front, zinnias in primary colors sway gregariously at passing cars.