Are you worried about mistletoe growing in your landscape trees? It may or may not be a cause for concern. You’ve probably noticed many trees have mistletoe growing in them and continue to survive. However, an infestation on a tree already weakened by drought or that has other problems might spell trouble in the future. Mistletoe […] Finish reading: Mistletoe
Growing up, my “playground” was a huge yard with fruit trees, seasonal veggies and plenty of empty space. It also housed an abundance of weeds and wildflowers. Every summer, one flower in particular would catch my attention. It had large, fragrant white flowers and low growing light green foliage. This “moonflower” (as I called it) […] Finish reading: Sacred Hallucinogenic Plant: DaturaPlant Profiles
This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers to see the Wicked Plants exhibit. (These are not plants from the musical Wicked, in case you are wondering.) 🙂 The title refers to the infamous plants in Amy Stewart’s latest book, which include include oleander, opium poppy, castor bean, and poison hemlock. Remarkably, […] Finish reading: Wicked Plants
One day while walking in my grandmother’s garden, I saw these beautiful pink flowers and asked “Grandma, what are those?” To which she replied, “Naked Ladies! Aren’t they pretty?” I must tell you, I was aghast. I think my mouth dropped open. Why would my grandma talk about naked people?? For some reason that moment […] Finish reading: Naked Ladies or AmaryllisPlant Profile
Warm weather is here, and it’s time to get out and explore nature (just be careful of poison oak!) I’m a huge fan of both State and National Parks. This past weekend I explored Mount Diablo State Park, located near Danville, CA. It has the most breathtaking views! To get to the summit, hike 3 […] Finish reading: Watch out for Poison Oak!