A look back at what's happened in January, both in the wider environment and in my own garden. Most notably - the LA smog is back, my garden has new LED grow lights, and South Coast Botanic Garden's GLOW event is over.
Looking back at the whole year - the lockdowns have had some changes. More plants at home, and definitely going outdoors more often to get some fresh air!
I recently headed over to Joshua Tree, hoping to catch some stars or some snow. Neither of my hopes came true. The sky stayed overcast the whole evening, and the ground dry. And it was perfect and still and I loved every minute.
Vasquez Rocks Park had some rain recently, and nature went wild. From blooms to berries, this is a look at two plants named after the state that responded nicely. (California Juniper, California Cholla)
Had a wonderful day at South Coast Botanic Garden in some heavy rain. The leaves looked amazing! And the plants are holding up better than I did in the cold.
I don't know how long the weather and the traffic will be clear, so now's the moment. Take a chance to enjoy the desert while everything's blooming!
It looks like we're coming to the end of this whole debacle. Maybe. Probably not quite yet. I already miss going to the park.