Over the past few years the 1953 Chevy truck sitting on the corner of Leucadia Boulevard and Orpheus in Encinitas (on the west side of the Hwy. 5 exit) has become a familiar symbol. Emma Almendarez discovered it rusting in an avocado grove in Fallbrook, purchased it from the owner, turned its bed into a planter and displayed it at the 2007 San Diego Spring Home & Garden Show where it won a “Most Appealing to Children” award. In 2009 Emma moved it to Leucadia Boulevard as part of her landscape design center Glorious Gardens Landscape which specializes in drought-tolerant plants, California natives, succulents, cacti and Tillandsias. I really like how Emma created a great space in front of her business that the public can enjoy as they pass by or stop in.