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Learning the art of firescaping and home fire protection Part III

Making your home and community safer and surviving a wildfire is a process that... — Updated 10/14/2020

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Learn the art of firescaping Part II

In my last writings on the art of firescaping, I gave a broad overview of some... — Updated 10/7/2020


Learn the art of firescaping and defensible space, Part I

The American West is ablaze. Wildfires are raging in every state along the West C... — Updated 10/2/2020


The soils below our feet

I am in great appreciation for every step I take upon the earth where a world of... — Updated 9/11/2020


Bulbs flower in the summertime

When the hot summer months start to ramp up the thermometer out in the garden,... — Updated 7/31/2020


Local trees provide a trip around the world

The trees that anoint our little hamlet called Fallbrook are immigrants from... — Updated 7/10/2020


The victory gardens of yesteryear are coming back

The story behind the victory gardens is over half a century old. They were... — Updated 6/12/2020


Insects and butterflies benefit the garden

Pollinators are essential for our food supply and the plant diversity we find in... — Updated 6/4/2020


Earth Day is a 50-year-old celebration

Earth Day is an annual event held around the world, April 22, to demonstrate the... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By Roger Boddaert    News

Visit The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

San Diego County has many great horticultural venues that grow all types of plant... — Updated 4/2/2020 Full story

 By Roger Boddaert    News

Arbor Day is a celebration of trees

Julius Sterling Morton was a man with a mission and a vision of helping the... — Updated 3/26/2020 Full story


Mason bees are nature's spring pollinators

Of the over 4,000 bee species native to North America, the mason bees are the eas... — Updated 3/4/2020 Full story


Discover "The Old Farmer's 2020 Almanac"

In 1792, Robert Thomas, founder of the "Farmer’s Almanac," a bookseller, schoolteacher, and amateur astronomer living near Boston... — Updated 2/21/2020 Full story


Caring for fruit trees this winter

Midwinter in Southern California is the time of year when gardeners should be... — Updated 2/2/2020


Good wishes for you and the earth in 2020

Here are some resolutions for you to consider for the New Year: Help cool the pla... — Updated 1/2/2020


She lived in a tree for two years to save her Luna

Her name is Julia Butterfly Hill, and she was born in 1974 in Mount Vernon, Missouri. Her father was a traveling minister, and... — Updated 12/28/2019 Full story


The white paintbrush bulb is easy to grow

Special to Village News If you are interested in growing a really easy bulb from... — Updated 12/12/2019 Full story


The Moreton Bay fig tree thrives in California

While attending California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo many... — Updated 11/15/2019

 By Roger Boddaert    News

Let's re-oak California

Special to Village News What's more iconic than California's golden hills and... — Updated 10/11/2019


Staghorn ferns that hang around

Staghorn ferns have been hanging around our gardens for years and have become a n... — Updated 8/30/2019


When dinosaurs roamed, cycads grew

During the Mesozoic age, and before the extinction of flowering plants, ferns,... — Updated 8/27/2019


Arborglyphs on trees document the west

The carvings on aspen trees and other soft woods was a way that Basque... — Updated 8/20/2019 Full story


My reverence for trees

My entire life has been surrounded by nature and the wonderful world of trees... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story


Our Garden Gate:

Do you like trees? Do trees mean something to you? Are you a collector of different, unique and flowering trees? Well, this week,... — Updated 7/8/2019


Our Garden Gate

Welcome again to my world of trees, plants, environment and stewardship for the... — Updated 6/6/2019 Full story


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