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 By Roger Boddaert    Lifestyles 

Can you dig it? – Bromeliads in the garden

How about adding a little spice to your garden and grow some exotic bromeliads... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Roger Boddaert    News

Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

On a recent visit to Arizona, I took a side field trip to the famous homestead... — Updated 7/9/2021

 
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Forest bathing: the art of shinrin yoku

Forest bathing is a way to submerge yourself into nature and observe all the... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
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Can trees talk with one another?

Wow, that's a heavy beginning to start my conversation with you about the tree... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
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Variegation in horticulture: making light of plants

What are variegated plants, where do they come from, and how do they develop and... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
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When green turns to grey – Caring for our aging trees and urban forests

When you drive to work, go to the grocery store, or visit family or friends, do... — Updated 3/11/2021

 
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The tallest, biggest, and oldest trees live in California

California's topography ranges from the jagged coastal bluffs along the Pacific,... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
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Antique engine museum displays American history in action

Down the road from Fallbrook, the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista... — Updated 12/3/2020

 
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Flowers have different meanings

Flowers of all kinds, shapes, and colors emerge from the earth in their prescribe... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
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Knowing and growing mushrooms

Do you ever wonder where all the fruits, veggies and exotic fruits have been grow... — Updated 11/5/2020

 
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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

 

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