Calling all landscape designers!

I have started a FaceBook page called “California Friendly Gardens Before and After” to show people the potential for changing their gardens. I’d love to have other designers add before and after photos…

Check it out here and then Like it!

Terra Bella Water is here!

Please check out my new (sister) website Terra Bella Water!

Water education, resources, presentations etc.

I had to share

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Lawns in the U.S.

This is a great article (albeit from 2005) about lawns on NASA’s website, written by Rebecca Lindsey. Some startling findings include: “…lawns—including residential and commercial lawns, golf courses, etc—could be considered the single largest irrigated crop in America in terms of surface area…” and “If people recycle the grass clippings, leaving them to decompose on the lawn, the U.S. lawn area could store up to 16.7 teragrams of carbon each year. That’s equivalent to about 37 billion pounds—the weight of about 147,000 blue whales.”

Ah honey…ah sugar, sugar*

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
Victor Hugo

Want to learn some fun facts about bees? Click here.

*Thanks to the Archies!