Guerilla gardener “Scott” stops for a minute to lo(o)k over his median garden along Loynes Drive in Long Beach May 13, 2008. Scott has been tending the median garden since the 1990’s, planting succulents from his own home garden.
Some may ask if I approve of this outrageous and illegal and highly dangerous activity.
I do approve. Here, I wrote a poem about it:
plantings in medians
trees in abandoned lots
making fresh air
First, it’s all about growing your own veggies this year, as we’ve found out at the nursery.
Many Nantucketers can’t wait to start planning their garden even this early in the season…. “We anticipate vegetable gardening to be very popular this year…” said Hilary Newell of Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm. “People are staying home and trying to grow their own stuff.
Very good. But it’s a bit early for most vegetables off the cold New England Coast.
Succulents are increasing in popularity, she said. They are thick, vibrant and gummy and almost look unreal, which is fitting given how little watering and care they require, Slosek said.
If you’re feeling optimistic about a hot summer, you could set your sights on planting a melon.
Personally, I find all this talk about Nantucket makes me want to share a limerick. Yay! Join me after the break for what promises to be a really bad thing… Read More…
The Environment Department in Alhaurin el Grande, in conjunction with the association ‘Free to Live’ (Libres para Vivir) and ACYSA, held a seminar recently about succulent plants… which took place in the local Casa de la Cultura.
Now you know. Now what will you do with this knowledge? Will you use it for good, or will you use it to make fun of those crazy Spaniards? I think we should turn this into a limerick contest. I’ll start:
A Spanish group once held a seminar
To study the future of plants afar
They poked at a cactus
Got poisoned and whacked us
So the group ended up drunk in a bar.