He is part of a effort by stealth gardeners who plant flowers and trees and bushes along neglected open spaces, beautifying the community. The unofficial movement even has a bad-boy name -- "guerrilla gardening."
Bunnell is the man responsible for beautifying 10 different intersections in his city. He plants flowering cacti and succulents and other low maintenance plants along these public spaces.
For many years, he was an unknown, silent sentry of the garden spot. But the L.A. Times outed his efforts -- and many are hailing his work.
"I see this as my responsibility, to make my community better," he told the newspaper. "When I see an open area of land, I envision a garden."