This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum’s “Life After Lawn” series – 45 can’t-fail, easy-care, low-water plants well adapted to our region and ideal for drought-tolerant landscapes.
The find of a single Japanese beetle in June means at least three more summers of concerns for both state pest fighters and local residents as they try to protect California from this extremely destructive pest.
At first glance, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have little in common with model and reality television personality Kendall Jenner. But as history has shown in star-studded L.A., real estate has a way of bringing different celebrity circles together.
ST. LOUIS - If not treated, the invasive varroa mite will almost certainly show up in a honeybee hive, latching on to the pollinators, feeding off their internal fluids and threatening to weaken the colony to the point of collapse.
The variegated tapioca continues to be one of the hottest plants in the garden. First and foremost it is an incredibly showy plant, but the real impetus may have been that it was chosen as a Texas Superstar Award Winner and placed extremely high in University of Georgia trials.
It's important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each roofing material, as well as consult with a local roofing contractor to determine which shingles work best for your house and in your part of the country. Here's a look at some commonly used roofing materials:
I once knew a woman who had allowed her clutter to become her prison. She wasn't a hoarder, but there were stacks of old mail and magazine filling every corner and every surface in her home. That made it impossible to dust. She was embarrassed about her home being so dusty and cluttered that she wouldn't allow anyone to come inside and thus never had visitors.
Succulents are the perfect plant because they don't require too much attention and they can be planted virtually anywhere as long as it's sunny! Plus, they come in so many varieties, each one chic and unique. This DIY brings a little bit of the beach into your garden by turning seashells into succulent planters.
When it comes to entertaining, I live by my friend Marsee's motto: presentation over preparation. You can serve even the simplest of fare to friends, but if you do so with panache, it will knock their socks off. Styling sensational food spreads is a lot easier than you think when you have: