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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


Our Garden Gate

The Crown of Thorns, euphorbia milii, is a unique and ever-blooming plant that can brighten any garden setting throughout the year... — Updated 5/29/2019 Full story


Our Garden Gate: Decorating with houseplants

Do you enjoy nature and working outdoors in the garden, taking a hike in forests or maybe tending to your summer vegetable plot?... — Updated 5/17/2019


Our Garden Gate Wrongs are done to trees when topped

My life has been dedicated to the natural world and the caring of flora and fauna... — Updated 5/7/2019


Santa Rosa Plateau is a local jewel to behold

Spring is the season to be out and about and enjoy nature and all the spring... — Updated 4/4/2019


The California poppy is blooming

What is more glorious and brings the warm feeling that spring is around the... — Updated 4/1/2019 Full story


Living amongst the oaks

What is more characteristic of the California landscape than the majestic oaks... — Updated 3/4/2019


Planning your backyard orchard

It's the season for putting your thinking caps on and growing your own wholesome and healthy fruits and veggies for the coming seas... — Updated 2/8/2019 Full story


Erosion control for home-garden-ranch

The recent much needed rains came to a parched earth. I haven’t seen such an early rainy season for many a year, and it is... — Updated 1/23/2019


A gardener's resolutions for 2019

“There is one blue planet floating in space, let’s take care of her.” Here are my 2019 gardener’s resolutions: * First,... — Updated 1/19/2019 Full story


Lilac fire revisited a year later

It was last December that the raging Lilac Fire blew across the hills of the comm... — Updated 12/31/2018 Full story


Roger's Gardens, a magical Christmas to behold

If you are into plants and beauty and would enjoy a wonderful holiday botanical... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


Poinsettia the flower of the season

With the holiday seasons beginning, what flowering plant is more traditional... — Updated 12/6/2018


Silk floss trees provide fall color, California style

Many people ask me about fall-colored foliage trees like back east. They usually... — Updated 11/26/2018 Full story

 By Roger Boddaert    News

Tools for Paradise needed

With the horrific fires that have burned up and down the state of California, I... — Updated 11/22/2018


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