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Living with the Desert - The Adventure Begins

BY KATHY DEROUEN - Not so long ago, my husband and I - discovered - the forty acres of Mojave Desert that was to become our - Desert Disneyland - and...

Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Great News!!


BY VIKKI GERDES - Just wanted to share my good news.  I entered the Cucamonga Valley Water District 7th annual Water Savvy Landscape Contest this year due to results of a water audit (and re-do of our irrigation), taking Debby Figoni's...

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Holiday Cheer

Christmas Trees

BY CAROL CONSTANTINE - Nothing says - holiday season - as much as the sight and scent of plants that we bring into homes at this time of year.   Our botanic allies help raise our spirits and make us cheerful. Will you buy a fresh...

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Deirdre's Garden - My gardening experience began as...


BY DEIRDRE SHORE - A bit of history - My gardening experience began as a child, helping my parents in the family garden. My love of gardening was nurtured as I grew to include not only flowers, shrubs and trees, but also vegetable gardening.  I...

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Many Facets of Fennel

Fennel Flowers

By Christine Lampe - I planted Florence Fennel (aka finnochio) last winter. This is the kind that is supposed to form a large edible bulb-like stem at the base that is eaten as a vegetable. I also planted it the previous year. Neither year has the...

Fennel Seeds
Fennel Seeds

Fennel Larvae Pupa
Fennel Larvae Pupa

Gathering Pollen
Gathering Pollen

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:27 PM

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