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For those of you joining Lanny on his Herb Walk on Monday here is a preview and a primer of the blooms you are sure to see.   33 more words

Native Plants

WALK IN THE WOODS

Recently the dogs took me on an afternoon hike. We began at the south end of Granite Street in Ashland where it turns into a Forest Service fire road. 170 more words

Birds

Eastern Sierras Day 1 - Glass Creek

Day 1.  Very woozy.  Not yet adjusted to the altitudes.  Dry mouth, throbbing skull, faint queasiness, these could all be symptoms of numerous other maladies but let’s chalk it up to the 8,100 foot trailhead elevation. 146 more words

Hiking Trail

Following the torch

Jacobs Ladders and Sky Pilots, romantic names for Polemonium, type genus for the family POLEMONIACEAE.  Along with three other family members, Collomia, Gilia and Leptodactylon  391 more words

National Collections

Cool Plant of the Week!

This weeks cool plant is another native annual. Gilia tricolor is endemic to California and found in the foothills and valley as well as on the coast.   119 more words

California

Pinching Seedlings

For some reason I always dread pinching back young plants and seedlings to encourage bushy growth even though I know it is the right thing to do.   360 more words

Plants