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A Santa Rosa Tangle

Viewing such a tangle as this, one would hardly suspect that the ground out of which it grows was considered absolutely worthless at the time when Mr. Burbank purchased it. It was a soggy adobe, in which nothing would grow. But drainage, fertilization, and cultivation have transformed it, until there are no more productive acres anywhere on the earth's surface, or at all events in the temperate zone.

A Santa Rosa Tangle

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 12 Chapter 2