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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


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


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


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


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


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

 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


What trees give us

 — Updated 10/26/2018


Matilija poppy is queen of California flowers

Matilija poppy has been called the "Queen of California flowers" in the words of... — Updated 5/24/2018


Clivia in springtime

What can be more joyous out in a Southern California garden than the arrival of... — Updated 5/14/2018


Redbud trees are harbinger of spring

Spring is happening and so are the flowering redbuds (cercis canadensis). When... — Updated 5/12/2018


Discover jackfruit

Jackfruit or artocarpus heterophyllus is a unique and interesting fruit that is... — Updated 5/11/2018


Arbor Day is celebrated around the world

The early beginnings of Arbor Day began with J. Sterling back in 1870 in... — Updated 3/10/2018


Don't top trees

The topping and butchering of trees in any community is like a plague from time... — Updated 2/10/2018


Horticultural therapy can benefit all ages

What is the practice of horticultural therapy both now and historically over the... — Updated 1/11/2018


World-renowned nursery lost in Bonsall fire

This past week, the Lilac fire in north San Diego County touched many people,... — Updated 1/11/2018


Effective assessment and management of fire damaged trees

With the recent tragedy of the Lilac fires comes the damaged environment and... — Updated 1/2/2018


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