Gardens galore: Farming background apparent in Adrian yard

Tom and Ann Adrian talk about one of their Japanese maple trees in their back yard. Their home will be on the annual garden tour, which is this weekend. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Tom Adrian recalls a special meal his mom made in the spring as he grew up on the farm—fried spring chicken, new potatoes and peas in a cream sauce, and zwieback. The zwieback comes from the family’s German descent. On the farm, they raised their own chickens, as well as the peas and potatoes. Tom, a Newton attorney, grew up

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