Gooseberry: A Prickly Beauty

Do you recognize the gooseberry which grows across our area? If you don’t, Cheryl Lisin of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association (like the Facebook page here and be delighted by beautiful photos showing up in your status) describes the flowering bush and provided these photos. She says, Sierra gooseberry, (Ribes roezlii) grows in mountainous regions of California; the variety pictured, (var. amictum)

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Spring Unfolds

      Every year on Valentine’s Day, wildflowers begin to bloom. Just one or two at first. Then thousands.  So far, I haven’t seen one that looks close to opening. But my garden is unfolding.  Plum blossoms, clematis , narcissus, and primroses all are beginning to offer themselves for inspection to any insect alert enough to find them.  

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Blackberries in the Sky with Window Panes

Robert Frost wrote Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun And that is the East Coast snowy winter version, but here Blackberries love a wall to death and they’d like to love you, too They clutch sheer sides with sharp claws– ragged-wing bats Offering clumps

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Learn More about Sudden Oak Death

Do you wonder if your trees have Sudden Oak Death?  Is that fuzzy white stuff on your Rhododendron a sign of impending doom?  Register for this informative class and not only learn to identify Sudden Oak Death but get experts to test your samples for you. Thursday, June 30, 2011 4 pm—6 pm Location: Veterans’ Hall, 483 Conger Street, Garberville

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