Editor's note: Congratulations to Robert Lamoureux for the 100th edition of "Your Home Improvements." The Signal would like to thank Robert Lamoureux for providing the readers of the SCV with his wisdom and knowledge in his weekly column. As a thank you to readers, Robert, who is also the president of the Magic Castle, would like to offer castle passes to those who stop by his office. To schedule a time to visit the office, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's face it, most of us don't compost. And most of us don't use a mulching lawn mower, either.
Hello Mr. Lamoureux,
"Growing plants is very much like life," said Graham Creme. "If you take a seedling, you see tremendous potential - similar to looking at a child. All we need to do is nurture it properly and God does the rest."
Hello Mr. Lamoureux,
Personally, I don't enjoy being startled out of a deep, 2 a.m. sleep by the sound of coyotes shredding a cat. The cat sets up quite a fuss, until it finally gives up the ghost, at which point the coyotes all set up a brag. This scenario has played out several times on the hillside behind my home over the years, most recently just a few weeks ago. It kind of makes it hard to go back to sleep.
Shelley and G. Marshall Hann have lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for 19 years, most of their time was spent in Stevenson Ranch. However, last year Shelley Hann found her dream home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Westridge.
The more I look at rose books and roses in the landscape, the more I see floribundas as the best all-around class of roses in so many styles and disciplines. Floribundas, which means "bloom freely," come in all sizes, shapes, bloom types and colors.
"... Down the stairs or across the hall,
It's been one of those days. You got home late, after dark, and your garage door was jammed. So you went around to the front door and the porch light was out. Then you practically broke your door key off turning the sticky front door lock. Then, as you walked by the downstairs bathroom, you slipped in a puddle of water coming from the overfilled toilet tank. Now, as you lie on your back on the floor, taking inventory of your body parts, your eyes are drawn to your living room ceiling fan, which is hanging,
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has posted a list of plants on the Web site www.bewaterwise.com that are fire resistant and well-suited to Southern California conditions.
I was up on the hill behind my home on that October day in 2007. The wind almost blew me off the peak and the sky was like something out of "Backdraft" as the smoke from the wildfire screamed overhead. Eerie.