Gerhard Bock

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


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:

•  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:

Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads


Price Range:
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older