Just a collection of some early bloomers. Spring is just around the corner!
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Pictured above is what a mature Cascalote (caesalpinia cacalaco) looks like. Pictured below is what my three-year-old Cascalote looks like now: And here’s what it looked like when I first planted it last year: One of the greatest joys of gardening is watching trees grow. I planted all of the trees in my yard asContinue reading “Newest Acquisition”
I love my garden. It is my happy place, my personal patch of paradise. Pictured above is what my garden looks like now, but that’s not how my garden started. No, my garden started off looking like this: It started off as a patch of weedy grass, random concrete slabs, river rocks, and a rustyContinue reading “Garden History”
Tales From the Garden
My yard is my happy place. I have learned a lot by watching my garden grow. A new theme for me this year is to document the change of seasons as they occur in my garden. Pictured above is an African Daisy I grew in my garden last spring. It was one of the survivorsContinue reading “Tales From the Garden”
Corpse Flower is in Bloom at Huntington Gardens Today!
I was just there a few days ago and saw this amazing plant getting ready to bloom: Here is a neat diagram from the Huntington Garden’s website that shows this plant’s life cycle: And here is a photo I took of this plant in its leaf stage: I wish that L.A. wasn’t a seven hourContinue reading “Corpse Flower is in Bloom at Huntington Gardens Today!”
The Wonderful World of Succulents part 3
One of my pandemic pastimes has been learning about succulents. I started with cacti and now I have moved on to succulents (to be clear, all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti). All succulents are defined as water-storing plants, for the word “succulent” comes from Latin word “sucus,” meaning juice or sap.Continue reading “The Wonderful World of Succulents part 3”