Monday, March 03, 2014

A loss for Vegas - Sunday's aren't going to be the same

Sundays just aren't going to be the same.

Remember how the Sunday paper used to be something you'd spend your morning with - reading the comics, checking out the sports page, whatever...

I haven't subscribed to a print version of the newspaper in years. Instead - I get my news on my laptop.  I can browse the NY Times, the Beacon Journal, the RJ, or any of the major news papers of my choice - all from the comfort of my couch. 

One thing is for sure - every Sunday, I read Linn Mills' column in the RJ, where he gives gardening advice specific to growing things here in Las Vegas. In fact, many of my Sundays are guided by him - especially when he writes that it's time to get something in the ground, or that it's time to fertilize, or prune. In fact, I've written to him a few times, asking advice about caring for a plant with which I was unfamiliar. His advice about growing artichokes and how to care for them during the winter months was stellar. 

My bumper crop was due to his sage advice! 

1 comment:

Vegas Lupe said...

That is very, very sad news. I too was a fan of Linn Mills. In the late nineties I took a few gardening courses at the Las Vegas Preserve on Alta (before it became the current Springs Preserve). They had a beautiful garden and offered classes to people who wanted to learn more about how to grow stuff in the desert. You would see Linn sometimes making the rounds in that place, and the instructor would often refer to a specific design or a specific gardening tip he gave. He was a true Las Vegas treasure. We will all miss him. May he rest in peace.