Two Wheeled Mantis, by Eko Suparman

Eko Suparman took this beautiful photo in a Muslim cemetery in Borneo. The shot is featured on the cover of the May/June issue of Orion Magazine. Click here to read an interview with the photographer, or here to see photos of local Mandidae neighbors who have visited our small garden here in Athens.

Arugula, Eruca sativa

This year’s end of the year party was held in the art teacher’s garden.  During a tour I noticed that her arugula was flowering like mine.  She said it’s called “bolting” when greens begin forming flowerets.  After that, they produce significantly fewer leaves.  I’ll eat the flowers before seeding begins. This afternoon, my neighbor caught […]

Ghost Plant, Graptopetalum paraguayense

These are the only ghost plant flowers I’ve ever seen.  The plant sits next to a sunny window in the lobby/reception room of the Elqui Domos, in Elqui Valley, Chile. This planter brings to mind a quote I scribbled in a journal years ago: The belief that violence is a reasonable and often necessary route […]