Lily Stoicheff

Staff Writer

How to Savor the Strangeness of Succulents

Home design succulent many succulents

Succulent. The name says a lot.  But it doesn’t reveal everything about these wildly compelling botanicals that surrender to even the least-green thumb. Thick-skinned and juicy, these intriguing plants sit somewhere on the sliding botanical scale between dry, spiky cacti and delicate leaf-bearing flora. Succulents love to preserve moisture deep inside their curious, pliant bodies.…

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Tiny Home Makeover

Tiny home airstream makeover

I was born in the deep south—Bakersfield, California. The first RV I ever saw had a bumper sticker that said, “Don’t Tailgate Me or I Will Flush.” This early impression of the RV/trailer crowd made me wonder, “Why do space aliens land in trailer parks?” Years later, I’m sitting here in my retrofitted Airstream trailer,…

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Home & Garden Events 2018 Calendar

Home and Garden events 2018 calendar

A round-up of home and gardening events happening in Santa Cruz County this year…   Saturday, 4/14 UCSC Arboretum Spring Plant Sale The Arboretum’s spring plant sale offers hundreds of varieties of water-wise plants, succulents and small trees from California, Australia and South Africa that are ideal for the Central Coast climate. Get there early for…

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