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Garden Guru: A beautiful parasite

My spring activities usually include hitting the Sierra trails for day hikes or overnight backpacking trips. As the snow melts the underlying mountain meadows and wildflowers spring to life and put on their annual show. Mother Nature has postponed this year’s wildflower display with an abundant snow pack we so badly needed. When the snow […]

Garden Guru: UC Davis Arboretum

I’ve always had a keen interest in the natural world around me.  I spend as much of my free time as I can playing outside in the amazing place we are so lucky to call home.  Spending a lifetime roaming the hills and mountains of my native California has given me a modest amount of […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Giant Sequoias

Do you ever have friends or relatives visit from out of town for a week or more and wonder how you can possibly entertain them? Maybe a trip to the beach? A visit to San Francisco to ride a cable car and some fresh crab at Fisherman’s Wharf? How about a trip to Coloma to see […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Go native

As our landscapes finally start to dry out from the deluge of much-needed rainfall, it is hard to resist the urge to start perusing the local garden centers and nurseries for our spring projects in the garden. Before you take the plunge consider first taking an inventory of your landscape. Did some of the plants […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Native California buckeye

We have been blessed with an abundance of much needed rainfall so far this season. I’m grateful for the rain but must confess that these short, dark, rainy days have me longing for spring.  We have a local native tree that seems to share my sentiments. It never bothers waiting for spring. I’m talking about Aesculus californica, […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Ornamental garden tips

During this time of year when frost blankets our mornings and the daylight doesn’t last quite as long as we’d like, there may not seem to be a lot to do in the ornamental garden. Nothing could be further from the truth. I often receive questions from concerned gardeners inquiring what measures need to be […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: The oldest tree in the world

As a native Californian and nature enthusiast I have had a lifetime to explore California’s wild and scenic places. I was fortunate to grow up with parents who were teachers. On teachers’ salaries, we had the summers but not much money for our large family to go on extravagant vacations. This was fine with me […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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