There’s money in your trees

How much are your trees worth? Most likely, more than you think. Homeowners invest a lot of time, care, and money into landscaping their property, expecting beauty and shade in return. But the unexpected “return” on that investment is that trees have monetary value as well. When you stop to consider that landscaping can be […]

Seminar on saving water with native plants Feb. 26

FALLBROOK — The Fallbrook Land Conservancy is once again scheduling a series of educational talks for residents of the area. The first in the series will be about native and drought-tolerant plants presented by Greg Rubin of California’s Own Native Landscape Design. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Fallbrook Public […]

Trails work day to take place Feb. 26

On February 26 twenty or so volunteers who make it their business to ensure Fallbrook’s rural wild lands remain accessible to hikers, horsemen and bicyclists will don work boots, pull on their gloves and pick up a shovel. The task at hand is repairing damage to 500 feet of the Santa Margarita Trail System caused […]

Here comes the bride

The Grand Tradition ballroom was packed with enthusiastic members of the Fallbrook Garden Club and their guests on February 11 for this year’s “Hearts and Flowers” fundraising luncheon and program. The theme showed up in everything from the luncheon plates and dessert to the array of “brides” who modeled wedding gowns and fashions from the […]

Garden Club meeting Feb. 16

The evening meeting of the Fallbrook Garden Club will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at FPUD at 7 p.m. The program will be Birdie Fountain, who will speak on the subject of propagation and grafting.

Invasive Plant Team removes two tons of ice plant

FALLBROOK — The Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s Invasive Plant Team met on Saturday, January 29, at 8 a.m. on a beautiful winter morning and removed about two tons of Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus edulis) ice plant on Phase II of the Cienega Creek Project on Stage Coach Lane. The Fallbrook Land Conservancy has received a grant from […]

The finest in country living

When Jim Leising and his wife Michele decided to build a home for themselves and sons Chad and Chase, they took into account their personal tastes and started drawing a plan. The resulting home is a 5,200-square-foot Early California-style ranch house with some 10,000 square feet under roof for a combined indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Better yet, […]

Early spring transforms Rainbow

“Come forth and feel the sun,” directs the poet William Wordsworth. The community of Rainbow is a place where one can “feel the sun.” This charming burg perched on the edge of San Diego County is surrounded by mountains with boulders the color of sand. Spring’s green grasses crowd the boulders, competing for a place […]

Roger’s tree pick for February 2005:

While we are in the depth of the winter season, I must point out the glorious trees that are currently in bloom all around us. While portions of the country are in the midst of historic snowstorms, blizzards, freezing cold temperatures, wind chill factors and rain, rain, rain, our winter gardens have fabulous flowering trees. […]

Cyclamen: winter’s garden gem

With my lifetime of gardening throughout Southern California, Cyclamen plants have had a close place in my heart for their bounty of color and cheery spirit they bring from fall through springtime in our gardens. These small bulbs are native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa. Some of the species (the wild ones) Cyclamen […]