How to keep rose bushes healthy

How to keep rose bushes healthy

Frank Brines Master Consulting Rosarian Special to the Village News The recent fires in the area have added ash to the dust in the air which will be deposited on the leaves of all plants in our gardens. The weather has moderated slightly and along with the change comes cooler nights with more moisture collecting […]

Time for safety checks that could save you

Time for safety checks that could save you

Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office The end of Daylight Saving Time is a good time to do a fast and easy review of your safety plan. First, test all your home’s smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working. Greg Schreiner, fire marshal for County Fire, said […]

SDG&E cameras prove to be critical fire watch tool for region

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric, in collaboration with the University of California San Diego and the Seismology Lab at the University of Nevada Reno, unveiled the new Alert SDG&E Cameras – a set of 15 high-definition cameras designed to improve fire detection and public safety by creating a live-streaming view of San Diego’s most […]

How to make bedrooms more conducive to sleep

How to make bedrooms more conducive to sleep

FALLBROOK – Insufficient sleep causes more problems than many people may know. Fatigue after a poor night’s sleep might seem like an inconvenience that can be easily rectified, but the long-term effects of insufficient sleep are significant. According to the National Sleep Foundation, researchers have found a link between insufficient sleep and an elevated risk […]

San Diego Ag Expo set for Nov. 8

DEL MAR – San Diego County Farm Bureau’s third annual Farm and Nursery Expo is to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Farmers will have the opportunity to network with a wide variety of vendors, visit the educational resource center, and learn about the newest […]

Enjoy an eco-friendly autumn

Enjoy an eco-friendly autumn

FALLBROOK – Autumn arrives with cool breezes, awe-inspiring foliage and the hint of holidays on the horizon. Fall is a favorite time of year for many people because the crisp weather motivates people of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors. Individuals conscious of their carbon footprints can use fall as a time to take […]

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Rainbow’s Grange hall is one of two Grange halls remaining in San Diego County, and Rainbow Valley Grange is the only active Grange chapter still in the county. Bill Hitt, who is now 93, has been a permanent resident of Rainbow since 1946 and his family purchased property in Rainbow in 1929. Hitt was part […]

Give your neighbors the creeps this Halloween with spooky décor

Give your neighbors the creeps this Halloween with spooky décor

When our children were little, we went with family-friendly Halloween décor in our yard and throughout our home. As they aged, they begged for a change in our Halloween routine. They wanted to be the spookiest house on the block, so we delivered. From fog machines and spooky music to a “haunted” graveyard and “haunted” […]

Rose care includes checking irrigation system

Frank Brines ARS Master Consulting Rosarian It looks like we are back to a period of more normal temperatures for this time of year. Santa Ana winds could show up anytime now, so homeowners should make sure to check the irrigation system after summer conditions ease. Roses should be actively recovering from the light fall […]

San Diego Botanic Garden to hold Fall Plant Sale

ENCINITAS – The San Diego Botanic Garden presents its annual Fall Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22 and 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 23. For 35 years, the San Diego Botanic Garden has hosted the largest plant and garden-related items sale in San Diego, featuring a wide variety […]

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