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Garden Guru: Trees begin annual fall color show

Fall has always been one of my favorite times of the year. One reason is the season change signaled by the color displays our trees put on before they drop their leaves. There are some notable local locations worth a mention. The area around Murray Homestead Park in the Highland View neighborhood has a large […]

October 11, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Fireworks in August

As we enter the dog days of summer, most plants and trees have finished their yearly blooming cycle and we don’t see a lot of color in our landscapes. A drive around El Dorado Hills in August might reveal some fading roses and perhaps some blooming oleander. There is one plant that you can’t miss […]

August 23, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Sierra wildflower walks

Summer officially started June 20 but the annual Sierra wildflower display is just beginning. High snowfall winters are almost always followed by a better than average wildflower bloom, so this season is promising to be a great one for wildflower lovers. I want to share some of my favorite places where you can see lots […]

July 12, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 14, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 ,
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