Use coffee grounds in the garden

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Starbucks would like to share an easy tip that not only helps gardens but also reduces organic waste in the environment. Customers are invited to pick up a free bag of spent coffee grounds through Starbucks’ Grounds for Your Garden program. The program, which began in 1995, offers complimentary […]

Aspire Furniture takes the hassle out of shopping

VISTA — Once customers walk through the door at Aspire Furniture, they can see and feel the difference. They immediately feel at ease, surrounded by comfortable, inviting furnishings for every room in the home. The professional design staff at Aspire understands that a customer’s home is his or her oasis, the place to escape from […]

Avocado Festival Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. 19th annual Avocado Festival opens Food, arts and crafts, farmer’s market, business booths open on Main Street from East Mission to College and on Ivy, Hawthorne, Alvarado and Fig streets. Chamber of Commerce information booth, Main and Alvarado Agriculture Center on West Alvarado Street Avo Emporium with festival items to purchase, Main and […]

Flower show goes to camp

VALLEY CENTER — The eagerly-awaited 25th annual flower show of the Dos Valles Garden Club will be held at Lilac Elementary School, 30109 Lilac Rd., Valley Center, the weekend of April 16-17. The show will be open to the public on Saturday, April 16, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Garden Club’s youth program a success

FALLBROOK — Several years ago, Fallbrook Garden Club installed a small garden at La Paloma Elementary School and started a junior gardening club. Over the years the garden and the youth program have grown and the after-school activity now involves nearly 100 students. Dedicated garden club volunteers and the generosity of several local merchants have made this project successful. The […]

Pieces of garden art add interest to backyard

Sometimes half the fun of walking through a garden area is seeing pieces of garden art which have been used to add spark to landscaped areas. The home of Pete and Sylvia Tivador is a good example of how nicely manicured lawn and gardens can be further enhanced with clever art objects. With a large, […]

Think green as you spring clean!

Spring is just around the corner, and that means spring cleaning! As we get ready to roll up our sleeves and clean out our garages, it’s important to remember that most of the items that will be disposed of can be recycled or reused. From cans to appliances and cleaning supplies to paint, proper disposal […]

Doctoring your yard

Has your yard had a check-up lately? If not, better late than never, say plant healthcare experts. Plant healthcare (PHC) is a relatively new concept in professional landscape management. PHC can preserve and protect a homeowner’s yard and pocketbook. Preventative care, frequent check-ups, early detection, informed decision-making, and routine treatments that provide long term, stable […]

Spring forward and start a life-changing habit

SAN DIEGO — On Sunday, April 3, when daylight savings time begins and you spring forward by setting your clock ahead one hour, the Burn Institute wants to remind you to make another change that could save your life – change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Having a working smoke detector in your home […]