a giant spiny agave in potrero hill. check human for size comparison. this specimen had been “de-clawed” (to prevent snagging passersby?) – check out the tips of the leaves. agaves are a lovely drought-tolerant plant for your new california drought friendly landscaping – you’re already putting it in, right?  

Aphids infest my basil, I nearly choke after realizing I may have eaten some. PS I spent the morning “showering” my plants and spraying them with Dr Bronners….