The largest freshwater lake entirely within California, Clear Lake is also one of the oldest lakes in North America.
So plant a few natives in the yard and call it a day, eh? I wish.
A late summer walk in Kenneth Hahn Park can be a bit dismal.
Between the multi-million dollar houses of the Pacific Palisades and Will Rogers State Park sits Murphy Ranch where truth and myth blended together.
“In a few months the wonderful flowery vegetation is in full bloom and by the end of May it is dead and dry and crisp, as if every plant had been roasted in an oven.” –John Muir
We native gardeners are a noble bunch, but we do have a dark side…
Like many young environmentalists, things were black and white. Wilderness – good. Civilization – bad. Humankind and Nature were separate entities. But they aren’t.