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Autumn in the Far Southwest

When you think of fall color, Southern California probably doesn’t come to mind. It’s more a Berkshires kind of thing, with entire hillsides ablaze with leaves about to fall. And yet, here in the far southwestern corner of the US, we have our own ways of interpreting the autumn garden—cactus, succulents, dry gardens, fruit and pumpkins all come into play. For example, in a nursery, I saw pumpkins juxtaposed with a blue agave—a nice contrast of color, shape and texture. Continue Reading →

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Why I Can’t Resist Cactus Flowers

I can’t help it. I’m fascinated by cactus.

Cactus used to be a non-category of plants to me. But here’s the thing: I love looking at them.

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