Caring for Trees during a Drought

We have eight sycamore trees on our property, planted about thirty years ago. They have survived on lawn sprinkler water and winter rains and I had hoped that el nino would provide deep watering this...

Intoxicating Scents of Early Spring

THAT SWEET, musky smell wafting in the air after our recent rain was unmistakable: the intoxicating smell of the rockrose. Any day now, flowers of the rockrose will open all across the Valley. The pl...