Stapelia Grandiflora Puts on a Show

I’ve written about these stinky flowers before-“The Stinky Flower,” August 4, 2014, but that’s been a while back, and this time the plant just outdid itself with blooms, so I thought I’d share again. I realized the plant was loaded with buds the end of October. One...

Pride is Their Only Pay

In 1985 Muleshoe dedicated the Earl M. Ladd Fire Station No. 1, the new home of the Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department. It’s an unassuming building; quiet, simple, utilitarian. But it houses a fleet of special vehicles and a group of people who serve our community...

Thank You, Mystery Litter Cleaner-Upper!

I had just about had it with the litter piling up on Ithaca Street from the the railroad track to where the street curves on the way to my house. I have picked up after litterbugs before and was prepared to take care of this mess myself. Earlier this year I had...

Agave Utahensis is a Little Different Agave

When agaves bloom, we expect the bloom mast to look pretty much like the one on my Agave harvardiana that bloomed in 2019, like this:Agave utahensis is a smaller agave and its inflorescence looks like this.I’ve had this little agave for maybe fifteen-twenty years, and...

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