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Garden guru: Pretty in pink

As our broader community wrestles with smart ways to conserve the precious resource of water, one of the simpler and more brilliant steps one can take is to capture the water in our showers that normally run down the drain while we wait for the water temperature to heat up.  By having a bucket or […]

No Comment / April 24, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Drought-resistant champions

If any of you remember the Billy Ocean song with the lyrics “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” well, as an adage this is very appropriate for these challenging times of drought . With record-setting runs of days without rainfall, it is important to remember how many of our tough landscape plants […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Tough tree trio

By Brent Dennis Fall is an excellent time to consider planting trees in your yard in advance of the coming winter rainy season. When one desires to achieve a low-maintenance landscape design, the primary backbone and overall structure of the outdoor spaces are usually achieved by the proper selection and placement of trees. In the […]

No Comment / September 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Ruby beauty in Gold Country

Growing up in the northwest corner of Ohio, one of my favorite shrub-like trees was one that happened to bloom in the cold months of winter …namely, witch-hazel. Finding myself “transplanted” out onto the West Coast in a state that seems to possess almost every imaginable climate zone for growing, I was quickly drawn to […]

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