How to select a suitable lawn alternative

How to select a suitable lawn alternative

Howdy neighbors and fellow gardeners! This week I’d like to address lawn alternatives, as I, personally, as both a designer and gardener, believe lawns are one of the largest wasters of energy, water, etc. that we grow. Lawns were originally an idea that came over with our ancestors from Europe, places that had abundant rainfall […]

Water is precious

Tony Falco Special to the Valley News Water is precious. Did you know when it comes to your water utility bill, water companies are counting every single drop of water that is being used? April, being the so-called rainy month, where is the rain? So far mountains are at a record breaking low for snow […]

Temecula Valley Garden Club presents ‘Joy of Our Gardens’ Flower Show

Temecula Valley Garden Club presents ‘Joy of Our Gardens’ Flower Show

TEMECULA – Gardeners and garden lovers throughout Southwest Riverside County are preparing for one of the largest garden shows in the area, the 29th Temecula Valley Garden Club’s Flower Show and Plant Sale. This popular community event will take place at the Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd. on Saturday, May 9 from […]

California’s 25 percent mandatory water restriction and Water Maxx2

TEMECULA – As you might already be aware California’s Governor Jerry Brown imposed a mandatory 25 percent reduction of water usage across the state on residential, commercial and agricultural consumption. What this means is that now more than ever we have to become proactive and take action in finding ways to become more efficient in […]

HERO program can help homeowners meet governor’s water reduction target

TEMECULA – Governor Jerry Brown’s recent announcement of mandatory water conservation measures marks a significant change in the state’s approach to promoting water efficiency. To date, urban water managers have relied primarily on voluntary compliance to water saving targets, and on incentives such as rebates, to encourage California residents to use less water during the drought. Urban water managers […]

County waste department to provide free composting workshop Saturday in Murrieta

County waste department to provide free composting workshop Saturday in Murrieta

The Riverside County Waste Management Department will host a free backyard composting workshop in the south county on Saturday (April 18). The “how-to” workshop in Murrieta will explain how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner.  Compost can be used to enrich soil […]

Water saving plants to put in a garden

Water saving plants to put in a garden

Hello fellow gardeners!  Although I have discussed drought tolerant gardening previously, this is such an important issue here in Southern California now, I wanted to continue on with this topic this week and expanding on what it means to all of us. Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’re aware of the drought […]

Temecula Valley Rose Society annual Rose & Arts Festival to be held

TEMECULA – Come and enjoy beautiful and exotic roses displayed at the Temecula Valley Rose Society’s annual Rose & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme this year is “May Pole,” and the show will be held at the Temecula Assistance League Meeting Room at 28720 Via Montezuma […]

Wild grapevine genetics may help traits of cultivated wine grapes

Research on the genetics of wild grapevines may eventually be applied to taste, resistance, and other traits of cultivated wine grapes. The January 11 Grape Genome Initiative session, which was part of the January 10-14 International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research in San Diego, included the presentation “The Hunt for […]

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