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Dew Drops Dazzle

Dew on a puya(c)

Do you like my shot of dew on a puya? This is a flower worth seeking at Quail Botanical Gardens and at the Huntington. It’s hard to resist touching the sapphire-blue petals to make sure they’re not plastic. Tall (4-ft) bloom spikes emerge from a clump of leaf clusters that resemble spiny starfish. Each leaf is sharply serrated, which is probably why more people don’t grow Puya alpestris. Amazingly rabbits find it a delicacy. How do they do it? Jump-and-chew, jump-and-chew? Continue Reading →

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Picture This Photo Contest for June: Roses!

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This month’s Picture This Photo Contest subject is roses. Southern CA garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin, a GGW Regular Contributor, is our judge.

“Roses are the fashion models of the plant world,” Debra says. “Few flowers are so fun and rewarding to photograph.” The photos shown here were taken by Debra in her own garden. Continue Reading →

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