Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Guerrilla Garden, Corralitas Staircase

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 9, 2008. Guerrilla Garden at Corralitas Drive and Rosebud Ave. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The guerrilla garden at the base of the Corralitas public staircase is not as impressive as the Silver Lake Ave. guerrilla garden. However, it manages to survive on annual rainfall and condensation on damp mornings. Iris and succulents culled from neighbors' gardens managed to survive intense sun, exhaust fumes and weed abatement. Late December through February is the best time to plant succulents in areas like this, so their roots can get established during the rainy season.

UPDATE: October 6, 2008. Over the weekend, someone stole three large succulents pictured above; not just a few cuttings, but three entire plants. Vandalizing a guerrilla garden is pretty low.