Monthly Archives: June 2012

Try to Contain Yourself

Three, count ’em three events on the calendar for this final weekend of spring.  Two for the home gardeners and one for the explorers.  One right here in Ojai, one right off the 101 in Ventura, one traipsing the hills … Continue reading

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How Does the Garden Grow

Just fine thanks.  It’s still spring (barely), no one wants to hear my rambling, enjoy the pics.

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Ode to Sarah T

I met her months ago,  just a rambunctious whelp, didn’t know a buckwheat from a bay tree.  Since then she has equaled if not surpassed my plant knowledge and has become a trusted and dear friend.  Sarah is moving on … Continue reading

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Creatures Great and Greater

Check out this weekend’s event calendar, some late and somewhat great additions.  David Torfeh will be leading a California Native Plant Society hike up the Mishe Mokwa trail in Newbury Park, identifying the plants and birds of the Santa Monica … Continue reading

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Vine and Cheese

Cheese referring of course to my bloated ornate prose.  My tribute in rhyme to all those natives that love to wind, climb, crawl and snake.  Feeling a bit limericky today (no not Lime Rickey you alkies).  Please excuse the total … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Mystery

Please check the updated events calendar, Tony at Nopalito is in the throes of some hockey induced mania and has great classes and events almost every weekend this month.  Audubon society will be leading hikes on Monday mornings right here … Continue reading

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Plant of the Month for May – Hey Hey We’re the Monkeys

This was not easy, the hills are quite literally alive (with the sound of….never mind).  I don’t think anyone could argue with me for declaring Mimulus aurianticus… better known as the sticky monkeyflower as the big winner for May.  Our … Continue reading

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