Viki, who has just started gardening for us, is an artist - photographer, floral designer, stylist - in her own right. I noticed her tattoo on Friday, when she rolled her sleeves up to dig the Median: it is an impeccable magnolia. "Elizabeth", in fact, she said. She sketched it after her favourite neighbourhood magnolia, four storeys high, was sawn down on Warren Street, when the brownstone's facade was renovated.
It lives on, on her right bicep.
The work was done at the Fine Line Tattoo on 1st Ave just north of East 1st Street.