Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bloom of the Month for February

I spent the weekend tabulating votes and write-in ballots sent from Guam, Siberia and Hackensack.  A minor hanging chad incident and some accusations of ballot box intimidation and we finally have a winner.  The envelope please…. Take a bow ceanothus.  … Continue reading

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Blooms of the Month for February – Garden Edition

Greeting Ramblers on another resplendent Ojai Sunday morning.  Hope everyone had a fruitful Saturday, I saw at least a dozen people over at Michelle’s future butterfly garden site busily weeding away.  Elisa and I were at the nursery moving hundreds … Continue reading

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Get your hands dirty

Please check the calendar for events for this weekend.  I’m going to play favorites and recommend an OVLC related project.  Michelle will be leading a crew to prepare a site for our very own butterfly garden.  Here are the details … Continue reading

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Parched – The Thacher Edition

Wandering the Horn Canyon trails as well as OVLC’s Il Vento preserve on a sunny but cool Tuesday morning.  Ordinarily the hills would be a veritable farrago (dontcha love that word) of wildflowers, grasses and flowering shrubs.  But Mama Nature … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Chat

If you’ve ever driven up Rice Road on your way to the OVLC trail heads, you’ve passed his home, roadside retail outlet and concert venue (simultaneously).  He’s H. Scott Smith… or Smitty to those in the know, I think I … Continue reading

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Cuttings anyone?

See previous post for necessary qualifications, perks, benefits etc. From 10am to 11am in the nursery, either Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.  Learn to process cuttings which will eventually become awe-inspiring native plants to be used on restoration projects around Ojai.  … Continue reading

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Hail to the Chiefs

President’s weekend is upon us, and a quick check of the handy dandy events calendar reveals only one event of note.  I asked Lanny over at Herb Walks if he had any previews for tomorrow’s hike up Gridley in Ojai.  … Continue reading

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