You know from reading Food for Thought that Marc Soares is a wealth of information as a landscape horticulturalist. But you may not know that Marc is a talented musician and the leader of Indigo Brew, a jazz band. Upcoming gigs include two weekends at C.R. Gibbs on Hilltop Drive in Redding: May 9 and 10 and May 23 and 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m. If you get a chance, check it out. Doni
Butterflies are like dream flowers that escape into the sunshine. Continue Reading
The native coffeeberry shrub is like a starting offensive lineman: not fancy or a showman, but an important team player who gets the job done without fanfare. It seems the only time you hear a lineman’s name mentioned is when he’s… Continue Reading
If deer roam through your garden, keep in mind this garden proverb: You can fool all of the deer some of the time, but you can’t fool some of the deer all the time.
OK, I just made that up, but it fits.
Deer can be such dears to endear outside your window until they defoliate your favorite young plants.
The relationship between trees and lawns can range from harmonious to horrendous. As the gardener, you’re the shepherd who decides the fate. In a quality landscape, lawns and trees need each other like stars need the night and a sailboat… Continue Reading
It’s a good thing camellias tend to grow slowly, for if they grew fast they’d be ludicrously common and be taken for granted. Long-lived camellias give us elegance and style in a natural and informal way. These evergreen shrubs flow… Continue Reading
A bit of careful inspection could save a large tree from falling and causing damage to nearby structures. Oddly enough, there’s usually little connection between tree health and its likelihood of falling. Don’t conclude that a tree won’t fall just… Continue Reading