Visit a garden and explore the wonderful world of plants. Read story.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
There are about two dozen other butterfly species that are commonly found in the coastal Santa Barbara area. Read story.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The USDA has dedicated the whole month of April to educating the public about the seriousness of invasive species. Read story.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It’s not too unusual for closely related plants to have different purposes, the most familiar being the seasoning known as oregano. Read story.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Consumers and farmers alike are becoming aware of the risks of depending on ever fewer seed sources the agendas of which may be more profit-based than healthy. Read story.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
From smallest to largest, there are a multitude of succulent--and thus drought-tolerant—species to choose from in this genus. Read story.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
New community garden opens behind Trinity Lutheran Church. Read story.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Plants encounter pH differences mainly through the soil in which they grow. Read story.
Monday, March 5, 2012
S.B. Foodbank is launching a new initiative, called Grow Your Own Way, to further its goals to eliminate hunger in our community. Read story.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Small and large garden spaces can be successful sites for reclaiming the source of people’s provisions. Read story.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Fruiting and ornamental, loquat trees can provide shade or a handsome backdrop to the rest of the garden. Read story.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Some refuse can go directly into the garden to cycle back into essential nutrients right in place, bypassing the layering and turning of the compost bin. Read story.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The mailbox may still be spewing bills from the holiday spending spree, but this month it also holds colorful and tempting seed catalogs. Read story.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The most important way to help to enhance this soil food web is to add organic matter; feed the soil, and the soil will feed the plant. Read story.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A mix of gardenia and vanilla with undertones of rose, the scent is neither subtle nor faint. Read story.