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Photos, email mails and calls are pouring in from friends living in the south. These are the friends that post beautiful pictures of gorgeous frost tender plants throughout the year that leave me drooling and waiting for the day to have any color resembling what they share. As of this writing, those contacting me are … Continue reading Cold, Cold, Cold
The snow is gently falling on the winter garden at the moment. What foliage remains is either covered in winter white or exposing the brown leaves of dormancy. The overall landscaping is breathtaking. The air feels crisp and clean on my skin as I walk out to feed the equine. My mind flits about from … Continue reading Ponderings
The subject of a recent call from a friend brought back memories of years teaching irrigation design at College of Marin and causing me to dust off buried literature used in the classroom. I realized what I taught still ran deep – Plan for success. My friend’s concern was regarding the lawn in our town … Continue reading Poor Planning
Every year I write a blog about protecting homes and properties from wild land fires. The materials and knowledge used come from years of working with CDF (now CAL Fire) and studying the effects of vegetation related to fire science. I know about good defensible space, the benefits of using plants with low burn rates … Continue reading FIRE!