Author Archives: Bill D.
This summer I noticed an exotic plant in the San Diego County Park that is also the home of the haunted Whaley House* in Old Town San Diego. Visitors would often stop by and admire the Chinese lantern-like flowers. It … Continue reading
After record breaking winter rains, a deep snow pack, and a horrible political winter, our California flowers surged forth reminding us that life triumphs death and that there is still hope and time to nourish each other and our planet. … Continue reading
Located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden is an oasis of serenity amidst a bustling city and its freeways. Per the “Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego Visitor Guide,” this garden is named “San-Kei-En,” … Continue reading
(Updated October 8, 2015, see note below). Late summer glorious blooms on our pitahaya were attracting bees so we were hopeful that the bloom seen below and in my last post, “End of summer flowers, fruit and promises,” would yield … Continue reading
(Updated October 5, 2015: I am happy to announce that today Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s End of Life Option Act, which now becomes law! See note below.) Last month, our newly acquired Peruvian Apple Cactus cutting surprised us with … Continue reading
(Updated August 20, 2015) We were surprised to see a flower bud because just two months earlier we had placed Peruvian Apple Cactus cuttings into large planters filled with a homemade cactus planting mix containing potting soil, coir, perlite and … Continue reading