Yellow Echeveria Blooms

  Okay, I’ll admit it. I can’t identify this echeveria; no doubt it was acquired before I realized I should keep up with the names, and there so many hybrids tha tsometimes it is hard to make the distinction between them. But it happens to be one of the few...
Only Put Off Until Tomorrow…

Only Put Off Until Tomorrow…

…that which you are willing to die having left undone. I shared this little gem with you in a past post (“The Vitamind,” December 15, 2010), but it really hit home during Spring Break when we discovered we had waited too long to do something we had thought about doing...

Spring is on the Way

As I walked to the greenhouse yesterday, a spot of pink caught my eye. Sure enough, one of the Wyoming cactus was blooming, a sure sign Spring is actually coming, a much-surer sign of Spring that any Ground hog shadow. Or no shadow. I always get the signs confused....

Philosophical Q and A

Lately I have noticed articles and interviews of  celebrities that include a list of open-ended questions. What do you appreciate more as you age? More women should… What do you cherish more than anything else? What is more important to you today than it was 20 years...

The Wolf of Wall Street-What Were They Thinking?

I thought I needed to see this movie the other day, Oscars coming up and all. It’s nominated in five different categories, you know: lead actor; supporting actor; adapted screenplay; best director; and the biggie, best picture. Best example of well-acted glamorized...