Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bloom of the Month – April

April brought plenty of much needed showers, but not exactly much in the way of new flowers.  This month’s four-star bloom has been steadily showing it’s colors for months, but April has proved to be the peak before summer’s heat … Continue reading

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It’s Friday, Friday

How can such a terrible song be permanently etched into my brain, damn You Tube. First some old business.  I spent a few hours tabulating the results of last week’s “Most Obnoxious Non Native” poll, and the winner was Italian … Continue reading

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Ramblers on the Road

Santa Barbara beckoned, the Botanical Gardens less than an hour away.  Sarah mashing her delicate digits on the ole Canon, Mother Nature strutting her proverbial stuff around every corner.  So much quality to share that I have to break it … Continue reading

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That’s Tasty Stuff

Doing a leisurely lap around the Ventura River Preserve through Wills and Rice canyons on Friday I realized that I had forgotten my “nutritious and wholesome” granola bar.  As my stomach rumbled I desperately looked around to see what nature … Continue reading

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Jolly Happy Earth Day Weekend

I don’t usually go for government/Hallmark created faux holidays but there are some genuinely nice events going on in the area this weekend.  I just added some new stuff to the Events Calendar so please pore through whilst you double-dunk … Continue reading

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Sarah Snaps so I can Nap

A perfect spring morning in Sisar Canyon.  I’m busily tending to my propagative duties while new superintern Sarah mans the SLR.  She scores some rare blooms, some FBOTS (first bloom of the season) and even a new mystery plant for … Continue reading

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The Tolerable, The Bad and The Ugly

After 2 hours of pulling weeds on Saturday there’s nothing I wanted to write about more than all of our nasty little non-native plants.  As much as I love the Ventura river preserve, the very nature of the area makes … Continue reading

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