Fire Resistant California Native Plants: No Time Like the Present to Consider These

Almost anything in the path of a fast-moving wildfire will burn, but some plants are more fire-resistant than others, including some native plants that can be established on cleared hillsides. Last week I wrote about a landscaping project I completed using California native plants and listed three places to find them. My garden project wasn’t… Read More

Choosing California Native Plants and a Pasadena Favorites Update

My California native plant landscaping lessons – post 2: Las Pilitas Nursery in Escondido, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants in Shadow Hills (right outside of Burbank) each have great websites with lots of information about California native plants. The Theodore Payne Foundation is also… Read More

Third Quarter Foreclosure Stats by Zip Code: Glendale and Pasadena

Countrywide takes the lead as beneficiary for the most foreclosed homes in Los Angeles County, followed by Washington Mutual, according to Property Shark’s 2008 3rd quarter report. My own investigation on Property Shark last week found Countrywide on 6 and Washington Mutual on 5 of the 25 current Glendale notices of default. Foreclosures in the county are… Read More