Lauren Hepler

Staff Writer

Lauren Hepler is the digital editor of Good Times and a reporter who has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, the Guardian and others.

Watsonville’s Budget Gardening Wonderland

Ortega Nursery

Editor’s note: This story is part of Good Times’ annual Home & Garden 2019 magazine. Read the full issue here.   Hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands? After 20 years in business, Refugio Ortega isn’t sure exactly how many succulents, cacti, flowers, herbs and other plants are currently growing at his overflowing namesake Watsonville nursery. What the patriarch…

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