How did your favorite rose get its name?

How did your favorite rose get its name?

Did you ever wonder how roses get their names, or how their names become household words? We all admire the beauty of roses, but only a few rose varie...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Is your child experiencing the summer slide?

Is your child experiencing the summer slide?

July seems to be an appropriate month to write about what we in education call “the summer slide.” This term refers to the widely held per...

July 24th, 2019 |  


Landscaping that can survive drought

Landscaping that can survive drought

Xeriscaping means landscaping that doesn’t need much water to look nice. For people who live out West, it’s a way of life. We’re use...

July 22nd, 2019 |  



The music sounds different

The music sounds different

Recently, I put a radio station (www.HerbDayRadio.com) on the air playing ‘50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music. Not a...

July 22nd, 2019 |  


To be one with technology

To be one with technology

For the last 20 years or so, I have been aware that technology may be leaving my ability to grasp its full meaning behind.However, with each passing d...

July 16th, 2019 |  


The importance of play in a child’s life

The importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 9th, 2019 |  


Making soggy dirt fluffy

Making soggy dirt fluffy

This spring season has brought huge amounts of rain just when we’re all eager to put out vegetable gardens and flowers. No one likes to plant in...

June 24th, 2019 |  


The helplessness of man

The helplessness of man

Since the dawning of time it has been man who slayed the dragons, planted, cultivated and harvested the crop to provide for the family. It has been ma...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Regular readers of this column know that we are hard-headed realists when it comes to landscape design. “Form follows function” is our gui...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |