You wouldn't necessarily make the connection, but rising oil prices have increased the cost of carpet.
Water gardening has become very popular in the last 20 years. Many homeowners have installed small ponds or water features to grow a wide variety of plants, and to enjoy the ambiance that water provides. But you don't need a large yard or tons of time and energy to build a water garden. If you don't have the time, money, or ambition to create a large water feature, you can build a water garden in a tub.
Learn all about bees and other pollinators at a three-session seminar at Descanso Gardens today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants may register for one, two or all three sessions conducted by Gordon Frankie, professor of insect biology at UC Berkeley and Robbin Thorp, professor of entomology, natural history of insects and insect classification at UC Davis.
Docent Jim Jackson will lead another popular night walk at Descanso Gardens on Friday, July 25 starting at 7:15 p.m.
The long, hot days of summer provide the perfect time to think about some cool plants that love hot places.
Sick of watching the numbers on the gas pump top the $60 and even $70 mark during your visit to the gas station? It's a common feeling among all sorts of drivers, and even with high gas prices taking a toll, we still have to pay those gas bills.
Whether you were one of the first to jump on the green-wagon, or were dragged there, kicking and screaming, by government regulations, the simple facts are that conservation of natural resources and reduction of pollution have become homeowner responsibilities. And while we all realize that hosing-off the neighborhood or burning our trash in the back yard are environmental faux pas, we still may be polluting, and wasting resources, in other ways. Surprisingly, it may be happening via our plumbing.
Cat Ford, 17, is going to Lake Havasu for the Fourth of July weekend, and she's taking her two pit bulls and dachshund with her.
"I (will) need a lot of bones - a lot of bones, a lot of food, a lot of water and a lot of toys," said Ford, who works at Valencia's Pet Depot. She explained that her dogs are too rambunctious to leave at a kennel or with a pet-sitter.
Hello Mr. Lamoureux,
First time, long time.
Has another driver ever suddenly cut in front of you on the freeway and you felt a surge of retaliation?