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A conversation with Enrique Castano on Ume

Have you ever heard the way to tell if an ume will bloom? The leaves of a blooming ume have smooth undersides, and the underside of leaves on an ume that isn’t going to bloom are rough. 794 more words


Deciduous Mosaic Sylph

The decision to focus my reviews on non-IPA styles this year leaves some significant grey areas. Many different beer styles have “hoppy” forms, and some of these have been given the “IPA’ designation (usually for marketing purposes).  328 more words

Beer Review

Fire's Role in a Broadleaf Future for Alaska?

As climate warming brings more wildfire to the North, scientists and citizens wonder how the landscape will be transformed.  Will forests continue their 2000’s-era trend toward less spruce and more hardwoods, catalyzed by larger fires and more frequent burning?  218 more words

Climate Change


I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 951 more words

Schizobasis intricata

South African geophytic bulb, Deciduous wiry zig-zag inflorescence, Leaves only on seedlings, Self-fertile, Bulb divides.

Also known as: Drimia intricata. Not to be confused with: Bowiea, Albuca. 10 more words


Bowiea volubilis

South African bulb, Deciduous soft climbing vine, Bulb splits and pups at base.


Washington Hawthorne

Last year I picked up an unmarked tree from my local bonsai nursery. It was very cheap and potted in a 4 inch square. The root spread was interesting and it had a great display of fall colors, something not so common in Southern California. 252 more words