In S.F.'s Filbert Steps Gardens, Stories Bloom
One of the most beloved streets in San Francisco has no sidewalk, no curb and is inaccessible by car. Instead, it's all steps.
The Filbert Steps create a steep spine that runs up and down historic Telegraph Hill, leading visitors past some of the city's oldest houses and most sublime, secret gardens. The gardens are heavy with lovely blossoms -- and local history.
As NPR's Ketzel Levine reports, many of these gardens were once discarded lots, still owned by the city. Their colorful, stunning blooms -- some of which have become havens for hummingbirds, mockingbirds and wild parrots -- are the result of the efforts of individual gardeners who, over the years, took it upon themselves to beautify their little corner of the city.
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