Posts Tagged ‘plants that don’t burn’

How Succulents Protected a Home from Wildfire

How Succulents Protected a Home from Wildfire Immediately after the Lilac Fire, Dr. Camille Newton of Bonsall, CA, texted me that eight homes on her street had been destroyed, yet hers was unharmed. “Succulents saved the day,” she said.  Such reports aren’t unprecedented. Suzy Schaefer’s succulent garden in Rancho Santa Fe “saved our home,” she told me (and national…

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