The Flower Man
20 May, 2007
Next up, was Cleveland Turner – a.k.a. the Flower Man – folk artist (or junk collector – depends on who you talk to) in Houston, TX. Mr. Turner was kind enough to take me on a tour of his house. A true character, he’s in his 70s and rides his bike for miles around the city hunting for flotsam and seeds/plants for his yard.
The Flower Man has only lived at this house a few years, so he hasn’t fully established its gardens, but he was quick to point out his banana trees, canna lilies, cotton plants and more. He also told about the struggles he had in buying the house – he put up half of the money and a “friend” the other half. Turns out, his name wasn’t put on the deed. He finally got things sorted out, though.