Early this summer - on one of our very first post-vaccination outings - we went to a nursery to buy plants, and I purchased a whole lot of different kinds of pepper. I wish I could remember what this are - beyond the fact that they're Japanese, and hence to my mind a tribute, at the very least, to the long-standing connection between the Japanese and horticulture in Los Angeles. All along Los Feliz Boulevard there were Japanese-run market gardens and nurseries; and when one looks at the histories of numerous longstanding nurseries, there's a strong Japanese history - albeit one disrupted by internment. Lincoln Avenue Nursery, where these came from, was founded in 1904 by Germans, however - and then bought in 1923 by the Takemura family, who ran it until 2003 - that is, apart from the two years that they spent in the camps, during which time it was looked after by a neighborhood couple.
Maybe I can find a plant label? I'm sure I would have kept it ... then I'll know when they're ripe.
In LucyFur news: she had a veterinary hospital check up - and as we could have told them, she's not doing as well as they'd hoped. Of course, with 150 ml. of electrolyte filled fluids in her, she's returned like a refurbished cat. But unless there's a miracle (and we'll know more when her specialist-lab blood work comes back tomorrow or the next day), the outlook - well, could be a lot better.