CHANGING LANDSCAPES: Irrigation Tips: Shifting to tree bubblers

This past winter provided some much-needed rainwater throughout California, but we must continue to develop ways to reduce water use due to large-scale drought conditions that impact numerous states in the West. In my column last April, I provided some irrigation tips that would help conserve water by replacing traditional sprinklers with rotating nozzles like […]

CHANGING LANDSCAPES: Water conservation with irrigation

As the water shortage issue worsens in California amid multi-year drought conditions driven by climate change, the state is exploring more ways to encourage water conservation. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state legislature have invested $5.2 billion over three years “to support the immediate drought response and built water resilience,” his Website states. He signed […]

CHANGING LANDSCAPES: Japanese American landscapes as portals to California history

During the first week of November, the North American Japanese Gardens Association 2021 Conference was held at the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Originally, the conference was scheduled for 2020, but due to the COVID pandemic, it was postponed until it was safer to hold a large gathering. Vaccination, masking and other […]