Sylvia Cervantes is 74 years old, retired and spends a lot of time tending to her front garden in Laredo.
“These are my pride in joy,” she said in Spanglish. “These are my Angel Trumpets. See how beautiful they open up.”
Her garden is filled with flowers like Angel Trumpets, Plumerias and Hibiscuses. The upkeep can be grueling work.
“When you’re poor, you have to work very hard because you don’t have to get a gardener. I don’t have the money,” she said.
But she’s used to hard work.