Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Rainbow’s Grange hall is one of two Grange halls remaining in San Diego County, and Rainbow Valley Grange is the only active Grange chapter still in the county. Bill Hitt, who is now 93, has been a permanent resident of Rainbow since 1946 and his family purchased property in Rainbow in 1929. Hitt was part […]

Give your neighbors the creeps this Halloween with spooky décor

Give your neighbors the creeps this Halloween with spooky décor

When our children were little, we went with family-friendly Halloween décor in our yard and throughout our home. As they aged, they begged for a change in our Halloween routine. They wanted to be the spookiest house on the block, so we delivered. From fog machines and spooky music to a “haunted” graveyard and “haunted” […]

Rose care includes checking irrigation system

Frank Brines ARS Master Consulting Rosarian It looks like we are back to a period of more normal temperatures for this time of year. Santa Ana winds could show up anytime now, so homeowners should make sure to check the irrigation system after summer conditions ease. Roses should be actively recovering from the light fall […]

San Diego Botanic Garden to hold Fall Plant Sale

ENCINITAS – The San Diego Botanic Garden presents its annual Fall Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22 and 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 23. For 35 years, the San Diego Botanic Garden has hosted the largest plant and garden-related items sale in San Diego, featuring a wide variety […]

Free composting workshop to be held Oct. 21

FALLBROOK – Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will present a free backyard composting and introduction to vermicomposting 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Grangetto’s Farm and Garden Supply, 530 E. Alvarado St., in Fallbrook. Residents can learn how to improve the quality of their soil, reduce waste and air pollution, while saving energy, […]

Pacific Horticulture to hold Open Garden at Fallbrook home

Pacific Horticulture to hold Open Garden at Fallbrook home

FALLBROOK – Pacific Horticulture Society (PHS) invites residents to tour Patrick Anderson’s Fallbrook estate garden that spawned worldwide interest in succulents, on Oct. 14. Anderson “has vast horticultural knowledge and a brilliant eye for design,” said author and “Queen of Succulents” Debra Lee Baldwin. Baldwin, the San Diego Horticultural Society’s “2017 Horticulturist of the Year,” will be at the event […]

What’s bugging palms in Southern California?

What’s bugging palms in Southern California?

What is more iconic in the Southern California landscape than the exotic palms from all over the world that dot our gardens and give us that far away vacation look we dream of. From the cool coastal beach strand, to the hot interior deserts, palms play a very important role in our southland gardens. There […]

Learn how to create a living landscape

FALLBROOK – Mission Resource Conservation District is hosting a free workshop. “Living Landscapes” at the Fallbrook Public Utility District Boardroom, located at 990 East Mission Road, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Diane and Miranda Kennedy, permaculturalists and owners of Finch Frolic Garden, will discuss creating plant guilds, rainwater harvesting, companion planting, […]

Septic system rebate offered

Septic system rebate offered

NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Residents can put money back in their pockets with the San Luis Rey Watershed Septic System Rebate Program. Residential properties located within the San Luis Rey Watershed may be eligible for a $100 rebate for having their septic tank pumped and inspected by a licensed septic contractor. A limited number […]

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