Tag: drought

Photos of My Favorite California Native Plants

Photos of California Native Plants in a home landscape. Toyon, Chitalpa, Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Zauschneria, Erigeron

In honor of California Native Plant Week I thought I’d share with you some photos of my favorite California native plants, all of which just so happen to be in my backyard.   Last week I posted some photos of the overall landscape in place in our yard since we switched to a drought tolerant …

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Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants

Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants: having a water wise garden doesn't have to be rocks and cacti.

While Northern California may have received plenty of rain this winter, the El Nino seems to have missed Southern California again this year. While we did get more precipitation than we have in the past few years we are still in a drought and we will be for the foreseeable future. Homeowners and businesses would …

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Statistics lie

My husband, the Math Instructor, likes to remind me that statistics are both the universal truth and the universal liar. Case in point: According to Weather Currents a website with a monitoring station just a few blocks away from me: the average rainfall in my area is a bit over 12 inches a year (from …

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Dear City of Murrieta

In case you hadn’t heard we are heading for another drought.  Please stop wasting water and my tax money! I don’t know when the sprinklers stopped at Cal Oaks Sports Park on Saturday, but for the 45 minutes we were there the water continued to pour off of the sidewalk and down the gutter and there …

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