To everyone who ever admired Mexican feather grass, read it.
To Ilsa, who in addition to producing Rambling LA also contributes to this site, the Los Angeles Times, KQED’s Climate Watch and public radio, how nice to see you in HCN.…
There are many wonderful blogs on gardening, however, this list, under construction and by no means complete, focuses on those that concentrate on dry and native gardening in California. If yours fits the bill but is not in the list and you would like it to be, please don’t be offended and please do notify me at emily.green [@] mac.com. For organizations such as the Theodore Payne Foundation specializing in native gardening, click here and for events such as classes, walks and exhibits, here.
Aprille’s SoCal Gardening by a landscape designer who loves roses and beneficial insects
BeGarden by landscape designer Janis Hatlestad
Debra Lee Baldwin (succulents)
Dirt du Jour by Northern Californian garden writers Cindy McNatt and Charlotte Germane
Breathing Treatment by Brent Morgan, smart notes of California garden design
The Earthworm’s Lair by Owen …
January 5: “Borderlands,” a show from the International League of Conservation Photographers studying the impact of the border fence between the US and Mexico, G2 Gallery, Venice, California, through February 7
January 13: Southern California Shells and Beaches from Prehistoric Fossils to Modern Seashore Life with Scott Rugh, Collections Manager, Invertebrate Fossils, San Diego Natural History Museum, Casa Romantica Cultural Center Lecture Series, San Clemente
January 13: State of the Bay Report and Conference, Bay Restoration Commission, Stewards of Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles
January 27-29: Climate Change Impacts on Water, policy conference with Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington DC
Chance of Rain will begin publishing …
Ronald M. Lanner has explored the forests of the Western United States for 50 years. In the course of this, and in devoting five of his six books to the region’s trees, he has revealed that no where else on the planet has the same diversity of conifers, be it the oldest (bristlecone pines) or the tallest (redwoods) or the biggest (sequoias).
So Chance of Rain asked environment reporter Ilsa Setziol to interview Lanner on the future of the region’s timbered ranges in the face of climate change. Her discussion with the author of “The Pinon Pine,” “Trees of the Great Basin,” “The Conifers of California,” “Made for Each Other: A Symbiosis of Birds and Pines,” and “The Bristlecone Book…« go back — keep looking »