That is always the question when planting a native garden, isn’t it? How native is it going to be?
Exploring ruins give me a sense of connection to those before me, of being a part of the stream of humanity. But I connect with ghosts.
It was a cool day with light cloud cover, good weather for a hike, so I decided to head out and see an old friend.
Pick a walk through a natural habitat and hike it once a month for a year. You’ll never have the same walk twice.
Coyote brush is a tough, scrappy survivor, often overlooked and under appreciated.
Every forest is a graveyard.
Besides city views and apex predators, there is also show biz!
So far all the plants have survived with the exception of the island morning glory dug up by my co-gardener, Rocky the dog. Even the native grasses he ate grew back fine.
Not far from the L.A. coastline, at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson is a small marsh.
The largest freshwater lake entirely within California, Clear Lake is also one of the oldest lakes in North America.