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In the 2 + 2 = 5 Department

Carol Tenwalde

Why do I feel stories like these will be going around for years and years?

With Covid finally behind us some of the most bizarre stories and behaviors are coming out. Take this one for example from Alameda, CA that involves  a  gardener, a wagon, and a sense of pandemic-era camaraderie. Solomon Leyva is a gardener who raises cacti and succulents. But before I tell you his tale, I would like to tell you why he became a gardener. Solomon noticed that more and more people are less than enthusiastic about having children but we still have a strong nurturing spirit. Plants have become the natural outlet and when you add in the pandemic and stuck at home Solomon's business quadrupled. Isn't that interesting? I never would have put these two things together.

One of Solomon's buddies is a gargantuan Corpse Flower plant. It blooms every three years or so and the bloom only last a day or two and it is called a Corpse because it stinks to high heaven.

Solomon didn't want the flowers brief debut to go unnoticed  so he put it on a wagon and rolled it to a vacant Art Deco Gas Station for all to see (and Smell!).

 

Afterward, the whole stalk turns into pus and fiber and other mucus-y-like substances and dries out. Then it’ll sleep for a while. After a bloom like this, it should go dormant for a few months, if not an entire year, where it doesn’t do anything. It’s probably really tired and spent.

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There's no such thing as too much BLING!!!

Be FREE and Let's Chat Soon,
 
Carol

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