Several years ago I wrote an article titled ‘ Why I Won’t Plant Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia‘ again : A Love Affair Gone Awry. It was about how I fell in love with a Golden locust some 2o plus years ago Read More
If leaves pop off a succulent readily, that’s a clue that those leaves probably are capable of generating roots and new little plants. Like these of Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’. Notice how the original leaf has wrinkled as its life-giving fluids Read More
Succulent enthusiasts flock to the annual Cactus & Succulent Society Show at the Los Angeles Arboretum mid-August. It’s the largest of its kind in the US. Judges award ribbons and trophies based on how well a specimen is grown, its Read More
What comes first for you, the plant or the pot? For me it’s usually the pot. When a friend presents me with a special pot, it’s a given that I’ll plant it with succulents. But I don’t always know what Read More
Shadows are as much a part of a Southern California summer as sunshine itself. These play with the imagination like a midsummer day’s dream. Above: Flowers of a columnar euphorbia. Above: Aloe flower and stair rail.