Letter to the Carson Environmental Commission

September 1, 2014 City of Carson Environmental Commission Dear Commissioners: Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts at your August meeting. Your interest encourages me to keep thinking. Two bits of news, and I get this from NPR so you know it’s true: 1....
Night-blooming cereus does its thing!

Night-blooming cereus does its thing!

Uncle Sammy has been growing cacti for more than half a century at his LA home. For the last few years, he hasn’t been up to caring for them, so I’ve rescued a few. I remember taking this one, tall, slender and fragile, from its corner in his greenhouse,...

Garden log, 5/8/14 – Flower Patrol!

It’s time for flower patrol! If I don’t walk all through the garden every day, I’ll miss showy epiphyllum blooms at their prime. Especially this one. It comes from a cutting I got years ago from Geri. It blooms at night. There was no bloom yesterday...