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  • Wave Sculpture Garden

    Added August 25, 2016
    Wave Sculptural Garden 1

    Observations at Succulent Gardens Nursery, Part 2 The succulent wave sculpture at Succulent Gardens intrigued me immediately and held my attention. Not only were the textures, form and colors captivating, but being an ocean swimmer, I could easily...

  • Succulents in a Garden of Grasses

    Added June 19, 2016

    Observations at Succulent Gardens Nursery Three months into the yearlong internship I did at Succulent Gardens in Castroville and I was mesmerized. Succulent Extravaganza is an annual event for this nursery, and in 2014 a dozen or so sample gardens were...

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  • Seconds Count When You're Photographing Butterflies

    Added August 30, 2016
    A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    When you're capturing images of butterflies, seconds count. They're unpredictable. They move from fluttering to fleeting. And just when you're focused on where they are, they aren't there anymore. Where'd they go? Oh, over there! Take the case of the...

  • Coyotes in California's Urban Areas

    Added August 30, 2016
    Adult coyote. [J.W. Wall, Cal Photos]

    [From the August 2016 issue of UC IPM's Retail Nursery & Garden Center IPM News] In many cities across California, urban coyote conflicts appear to be rising. Recent analysis of coyote reports from several entities in southern California has shown...

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