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The little red-skinned wild onion is common along coastal slopes from Santa Barbara County to Northern Baja California. Photo by Donald Myrick

Wild Onions

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Pungent, fragrant, and a part of many savory dishes

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Simple and gorgeous: the wild rose is ancestral to the many varied roses sold in nurseries today and is still found in the woods and canyons locally. Photo by Bruce Reed

The Rose

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Beautiful and evocative at any time of the year, roses have a special place in human culture and within the language of love.

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Young ACP are concentrated on the fresh, new growth of the trees. Looking similar to scale or mealybug, ACP are yellowish, often with a waxy material attached like a tail. Photo by Brian Cabrera

The Guests Who Stayed Too Long Over the Holidays

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

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Preparing for the big one. Photo by Bruce Reed

Preparing for Rain

Saturday, November 7, 2015

With El Nino rains predicted, how do you prepare for the big one.

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While an easy garden plant, jimsonweed most commonly occurs in drier, disturbed soils and so is undeservedly called a weed. Photo by Bruce Reed

Beautifully Toxic

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Avoid this Witch's brew

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