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For those of you joining Lanny on his Herb Walk on Monday here is a preview and a primer of the blooms you are sure to see.  For the rest of you, get off your collective butts and enjoy spring … Continue reading

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The Great Big Native Plant Sale of Fall 2014

That time of year is upon us once again my faithful few.  The spring sale is noted for the brash exuberance and conspicuous vivacity of the nursery stock.  Alas, spring in Ojai is not a very good time to be … Continue reading

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Potrero John Jaunt

As promised.  Behold the unfettered glory of a Monday morning 11.15 miles north of my front door (as a murder of crows would fly). If these aren’t enough to satiate, join Lanny next Sunday as he leads an Herb Walks … Continue reading

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Penstemon Paean

So you’re puttering up the highway from Oak View into Ojai.  You pass the “No Trespas” (sic)  sign then all of a sudden on your right you see a wall of brilliant red flowers. Hovering off the sheer rock face, … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month – May

New calendar is up… get out there before out valley turns into a simmering cauldron forcing us all to huddle inside with bags of frozen peas strapped to our extremities.

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Spring Bloom Roundup/Rambler B-Day Hootenanny

Yeah, I’m as excited as you are.  I’m not hiking today but I do plan on massacring an obscene slab of cake.

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The Impudence of Youth

Something new and relatively fun today, what my Games Magazine calls “Eyeball Benders“.  These are very close up pictures of common local native plants showing their fresh young growth of winter.  They were all taken in the last week on … Continue reading

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