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 […]

Rural life

Don’t let the quiet hillside setting or their livestock fool you — this is a family that thrives on horsepower. Bryant flies jets for Delta Airlines, and Mary Ann raises thoroughbred race horses. Their son Grant is an FUHS junior with a whole roomful of trophies from his carting expertise on the racing circuit, and […]

Robert Turley can build or remodel your dream home

This Fallbrook native and 1983 Fallbrook High School graduate has been busy designing and building homes in the area since 1992. Robert Turley designs homes with the aid of a structural engineer and uses a design aid called an ‘AutoCAD.’ In a much-controlled industry, Turley has been granted permission to design plans for dwellings as […]

Erosion control for your home

Do you have a slope on your property where rain water flows, causing erosion, or have a landscape drainage problem? With the recent rain deluge and downpour of the past few weeks, erosion of soils, slopes and property damage has come to the attention of homeowners in a major way. Here is some information that […]

Rose trimming time

Roses should be trimmed; if not already done, they should be done soon. In trimming mature rose bushes, cut down to about 18 inches and cut out the center branches to create an open center so the remaining branches point outward. The Fallbrook United Methodist Church has a large garden with rose bushes of many […]

Demonstration pruning seminar sponsored by SOF

Save Our Forest is bringing Mark Wizniewski, certified arborist and landscape architect, to Fallbrook for a pruning workshop on Saturday, January 22, at 10 a.m. He will demonstrate at the Palomares House, 1815 S. Stage Coach Lane. The seminar is free and the community is invited to attend. It is exactly at the right time […]

Jr. Garden Club makes wreaths

Members of La Paloma School’s Junior Garden Club made holiday grapevine wreaths with the help of Fallbrook Garden Club volunteers in their after school garden program.

Mark B. Kirk

“New, Best and Brightest” reads the brochure for Mark Kirk’s newest home building project in Fallbrook. This house, with over 5,000 square feet, is an incredible creation with wrought iron and glass entry doors that look like they belong in a Tuscan villa. Italian influence is noticeable throughout the home and the living room has […]

Garden and landscape trends for the future

The wave of greening and enhancing the surroundings about our homes is growing day by day. More people are taking measures to enhance their landscapes and creating environments to meet their family needs. I have been a landscape designer for some 40 years and have seen a tremendous reconnection to the earth by people wanting […]

Garden Club meets Jan. 27

The January general meeting of the Fallbrook Garden Club will be held Thursday, January 27 at the Grand Tradition, 1602 S. Mission Rd. at 9:30 am. The program speaker will be Landscape Designer Pamela Hornfelt, who will present a slide presentation entitled “Personalizing Your Garden Space”, offering ideas for turning garden or architectural detriments into creative and admired […]