Roger’s Tree Pick for August: Agonis flexuosa

Once again, I bring to you another wonderful tree from the Land Down Under: Agonis flexuosa (pronounced “uh-GOE-nis fleks-yoo-OH-sa”), a member of the Myrtaceae family, which is very large and includes eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Leptospermum and other Myrtle-like plants. Its common name, “The Peppermint Tree,” surely fits this pendulous and weeping small tree, for when its […]

$10,000 offered at Clearcrest Estates

Purchase a new home today at Clearcrest Estates and receive a $10,000 credit, but don’t delay, according to Kathy Ediss, director of marketing for Trans West Housing, Inc., builder of the new community of one- and two-story rural estate homes located in Fallbrook. “Any Fallbrook resident who purchases a home at Clearcrest Estates will receive […]

Three re-appointed to Bonsall Sponsor Group

The Board of Supervisors reappointed three members of the Bonsall Sponsor Group to new terms. The 5-0 vote July 26 reappoints Margarette Morgan, Chuck Davis and Steve Norris to the sponsor group. All three terms will expire on January 5, 2009. Morgan, who lives on Camino Cantera, was reappointed to serve as the Seat No. 3 […]

‘Wednesday Men’ very handy

The Wednesday Men group at Fallbrook United Methodist Church does many chores to maintain the extensive facility. The activities include landscaping, plumbing, carpentry and facilities improvements. This group is made up of seniors, many over the age of 80, who have a lot of know-how and willingness to do the jobs.

FPUD moves forward with water project, maintains wildlife acreage

The Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) is inching further toward developing its own water supply, and using local Santa Margarita River water to do it. Environmental and feasibility studies for the river project are currently underway and have moved on to the next step: appraising the roughly 1,300 acres of undeveloped land the district owns […]

View homes available at Clearcrest Estates

FALLBROOK — Stunning homes with spectacular views are available now at Clearcrest Estates, the new community of one- and two-story rural estate homes located in Fallbrook, according to Kathy Ediss, director of marketing for Trans West Housing, Inc., builder of the community. Priced from the mid-$700,000s, homes at Clearcrest Estates are situated on sprawling half-acre […]

Initial conservation garden successful

The San Diego County Water Authority’s approval of the CWA 2005-06 and 2006-07 budget included $100,000 of funding to develop a water conservation garden in North County. The location and even the form is yet to be determined, but the initial conservation garden at Cuyamaca College has been successful. “It’s a long way to travel just […]

Roger’s Tree Pick for July: Pittosporum undulatum

The Victorian Box Tree, which has been in the nursery trade for years, is now making a revival back into our gardens today. The Pittosporum clan is a wide and varied species of trees and shrubs. Perhaps many of you are familiar with the hardy and bullet-proof Pittosporum tobira “Mock Orange,” which has been a […]