On our way back from New Orleans, we drove along the coast back to Mobile. In Pass Christian, we went to see the Middlegate Japanese Garden, which used to be open to the public (my WPA book says the admission was $.50) – all the plants there are Japanese – including flowering plum, quince, and peach trees, giant bamboos, and Japanese magnolias. It looks *really* grown over now…I guess that nothing really has been done to maintain it since the hurricane:
Sophomore Class 1969
There’s more about the memorial here.
My WPA book mentions something different about the Biloxi cemetery – it says, “probably unique among cemeteries of the world is the custom frequently used here of shading the graves with canopies of Spanish moss draped on bars a few feet above the headstones.” I didn’t see any areas that were covered with Spanish moss, but several that had shed covers – like miniature carports: