Slide Show: Ron Finley’s Urban Garden
Papyrus overwinters without a problem in LA. I’m jealous.
He shares his produce… but not until it’s ripe!
This trellis supports squash
Neighbors often give Ron starts of interesting plants, such as this edible taro shared by an elderly Japanese gardener. Bright red Salvia elegans feeds hummingbirds and bees and just plain looks fantastic.
The other day, I had the pleasure of meeting (okay, ambushing) Mr. Ron Finley in front of his verdant curbside vegetable garden in South LA. I had heard about his garden from a journalist friend in LA, who knew I was on the lookout for interesting curbside gardens for an upcoming book project. She sent me a link to an LA Times article. Of course I had to check it out. We drove ...