Mongolias and the sketches
[My neighbours] would come to visit, looked round, and asked me what I needed those mongolias for (they meant magnolias!), why so many trees… I suppose they must have made fun of me behind my back. I had the image of the park in my head. All I had to do was learn where and what to plan in order to achieve the desired effect. [...] I drew [the plans] on pieces of paper or during my work. So on the backs of my music sketches, I sometimes find sketches of parts of my garden. --- Krzysztof Penderecki, The Family Saga, p. 133.