succulent garden

Succulents That Like Stress

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

If there's a good thing about our too-hot Southern California summers, it's that heat makes certain succulents turn color. A case in point is Aloe nobilis, which in my garden grows in nutrient-poor decomposed granite with minimal water. In winter, the same plant reverts to green. Such "stressed" succulents---which seal moisture in their leaves as [...]

Dogs in the Garden

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

In honor of the Westminister Kennel Club dog show Feb. 14-15 at Madison Square Garden, it's appropriate to show a few dogs in the garden.  The above photo captures a sweet moment between artist Cathy Carey and one of her golden retrievers. Susan Miller's yellow lab is on the job 24-7, bringing her things and providing a [...]