Once cared for by prisoners, plants still thrive on 'The Rock'
The hardened inmates on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island had tough neighbors who endure to this day: sun-kissed geraniums, snapdragons, gazanias, and roses. Thanks to an ambitious restoration project, “The Rock” is blooming, the Sacramento Bee
reports. After work began 5 years ago, gardeners discovered 145 plant varieties that...