Gerhard Bock

Davis gardener Gerhard Bock shows off a crazy-looking flower — Stapelia gigantea.

SACRAMENTO CONNECT

Published: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 - 12:00 am

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings: www.sacramentoconnect.com.

•  Davis gardener and plant collector Gerhard Bock, author of “Bamboo, Succulents and More,” gets excited about a rare (and scary) bloom – just in time for Halloween:

“Large, hairy and stinky flowers. Doesn’t that sound inviting? I think so! I’m super excited because my Stapelia gigantea is finally blooming. I’ve had it for three years and have overwintered it outside without ill effects. I don’t know why it didn’t bloom before but I assume it has to be a certain size. Take a look at this beauty!”

Read more (and see many photos) at: www.bambooandmore.info



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