Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Ode to a Succulent

O, Succulent Weed, leftover, forgotten and alone Left behind in thy terra cotta pot The previous tenant hath forsaken thee Left to endure nature’s hot And lonesome stare I did not want thee, Succulent And did wait for death’s sweet kiss Your species indeterminate I would not be remiss To let you pass And lo, […]

Plant Inventory

Rhaphiolepis Indian Hawthorn. Native to Japan, China, and Korea. Shrub grows up to 15 feet tall and can be pruned into a tree. They do have very pretty pink flowers in spring and make a charming shrub. I may keep one, but more than one will be too many. Now that I’m settled in a […]


Adjusting to a new climate has not been without difficulty. Transplanting by 400 miles meant I had a whole new set of gardening rules to deal with. I no longer had the brutal heat of an L.A. summer to deal with, but instead there were pounding winter rains, nights of occasional frost, and a whole […]