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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 17, 2014 reads comments
Silencing the Siren Song of the Suburban Lawn - Billy Goodnick is back with more tips for water conservation! 1813 27
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 03, 2014 reads comments
Dry Enough For Ya? Drought Coping Strategies - Billy Goodnick is back to share drought coping strategies during this recent water war with plants. 2192 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 15, 2013 reads comments
The Trees of Shoreline Park-Grayscale - Here's my tip of the hat to the arboreal splendor of Shoreline Park. 1949 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 27, 2013 reads comments
Seeing Gardens Through an Artist's Eyes - Have you ever wished you could slip inside an artist's brain and perceive the world the way they do? That's what I'm doing this week with the help of Nicole Strasburg. 2040 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 08, 2013 reads comments
Bob Cunningham: Quiet Crusader - I've been meaning to put Bob Cunningham on a pedestal for, oh, about, 30-plus years. But I'm not one to rush into procrastinating, so here goes. 2699 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 21, 2013 reads comments
Wine Country Wanderings - Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. 3088 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 12, 2013 reads comments
Marshalls Upgrades from Repulsive to Merely Bleak - Billy Goodnick comments on Marshall's landscape upgrade from repulsive to merely bleak. 6097 26
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 07, 2013 reads comments
MALE EDHAT COLUMNIST GIVES BIRTH… - Male Edhat Columnist gives birth to a 1 lb. 3.75 oz, 8" by 8", 142 page, 182 photos and illustrations, hardcover book titled Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams. 2720 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 24, 2013 reads comments
Does Your Garden Need a Diaper? - Billy Goodnick gives a quick lesson on storm water management 101. 4036 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 13, 2013 reads comments
Billy's Back With Crimes Against Horticulture! - Billy Goodnick is back with his Crimes Against Horticulture. 5051 23
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 02, 2012 reads comments
Is That Your Butt in My Nose? - Billy Goodnick tackles the annoying issue of cigarette butts littered around town. 5404 32
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2012 reads comments
Keep Your Garden Out of my Face - Billy Goodnick is tired of seeing plants and objects block our city sidewalks. Here are his tips for cleaning it all up. 7388 34
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 01, 2012 reads comments
Four Seasons Biltmore Free Garden Tour - Billy takes a tour of the Four Seasons Biltmore and inspected their gardens. 4330 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 27, 2012 reads comments
Summertime News and Edhat Blues - I apologize in advance if this week's article gives you whiplash. I've got a few hundred words in which to deliver some good news and sad news, then provide a bit of useful garden advice to get you ready for summer. 3074 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 29, 2012 reads comments
Get Inspired on National Public Gardens Day - Don't go looking for a card at the Hallmark store, but National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 11 this year. 2559 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 15, 2012 reads comments
Santa Barbara Beautiful Needs Nominations - If you were forming an organization to celebrate and support the beauty of Santa Barbara, you might name it Santa Barbara Beautiful. 2512 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 01, 2012 reads comments
Thoughts from the Garden of Ed(en) Turns 100! - Billy Goodnick's Garden of Ed(en) turns 100 today! (It's even more impressive in binary code: 001100010011000000110000.) 2918 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 18, 2012 reads comments
Spring Is Here! Lose Your Lawn - With Spring approaching, Billy Goodnick is disappointed with the lack brilliant yellow flowers that typically adorn the Santa Barbara hills this time of year. 4028 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 04, 2012 reads comments
Dear Ficus: Go Fig Yourself - If Billy Goodnick were a mad scientist, he would brew up a virus to kill figs. Not the Newton ones; they're yummy. 5436 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 19, 2012 reads comments
Mad Hatter Cups - Billy Goodnick was strolling downtown's Alameda Park neighborhood and stumbled on one of those one-block wonders that appear out of nowhere. [pics] 6908 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 05, 2012 reads comments
Five Sacred Rules for Buying Plants - My hope with this blog entry is to help you make good plant selection choices that go beyond whether the plant has cool flowers or not. 4963 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 22, 2012 reads comments
Go for the Gold - It's such a treat having a neighbor like Alice living just a few blocks away. Over the holidays, I leashed up Biff the Wonder Spaniel and took off to visit our old friend. 5262 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 08, 2012 reads comments
Going Out On A Limb: 10 Predications for 2011 - It's the dawn of a new year as we wave goodbye to a tumultuous 2010 and welcome what will likely be a very uneventful 2011. 5027 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 25, 2011 reads comments
Deck The Halls, Forget The Holly - Billy Goodnick gives you some ammo to use on your cold-climate friends with pictures from our horticultural paradise. 4364 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 11, 2011 reads comments
Santa Barbara Zoo – From Jungle to Jewel - Long ago, the SB Zoo area served as a camp for Chumash who fished the coastal waters. Centuries later, John Beale built a mansion there and named it Vegamar. 4585 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 27, 2011 reads comments
The Flip Flops Are Hung By The Chimney With Care - On the heels of these revered holidays comes the ever-perplexing fortnight known at our house as Are We Gonna Get a Christmas Tree This Year? 4563 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 13, 2011 reads comments
Motel Landscaping with a Santa Barbara Vibe - Got guests visiting the Central Coast for the first time? If they hail from the land of snow, are you hoping for 80-degree days so you can get your smirk on? 5588 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 30, 2011 reads comments
Trinity Gardens – Open Hearts & Dirty Fingernails - Something wonderful happens when people who care about other people meet in a garden. 7181 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 16, 2011 reads comments
Sustainable Landscaping: 1830s La Huerta Style - La Huerta Style Gardening, simply put, is an extension of the Old Mission's museum but moved outdoors. 6793 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 02, 2011 reads comments
2011 Santa Barbara Not-So-Beautiful Awards - It's time to take a slug from your pretty, pink, Pepto-Bismol pitcher and turn your attention to all things awful in the local garden world. 5338 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 18, 2011 reads comments
Stay Classy Santa Barbara - GARDEN OF ED: I'm posting this upbeat, gushing article about the beauty of Santa Barbara as an advanced karmic vaccination for my next annual Santa Barbara Not So Beautiful Awards. 5215 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 04, 2011 reads comments
Vertical Gardening: Nothing Flaccid About It - This week, boys and girls, we'll be talking about the hottest trend in horticulture: vertical gardening. 5633 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 21, 2011 reads comments
Owen Dell Wants To SLAP Your Garden Around - Owen Dell was proselytizing for sustainable landscaping while putting those principles into practice in his design work. Billy fits him into a pyramid. 6691 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2011 reads comments
Exquisite Little Jewel Boxes - Billy found exquisite little jewel boxes – mini-gardens created from a seemingly limitless selection of pots, statuary, fountains, and garden ornaments, at Eye of the Day. 6294 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2011 reads comments
Imagine: No Lawns (but maybe a free book?) - If you've been lounging in the Garden of Ed(en) for any time, you know that Billy is vehemently anti-lawn (Keywords: wasteful, boring, destructive, sterile). 6019 26
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 10, 2011 reads comments
I'll Give Myself a C+ - Did you ever find something in a long-forgotten box that zaps you back in time? Billy Goodnick found an old landscape plan from his early school days. 5190 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 26, 2011 reads comments
Plants I'll Never Use, Redux - Enjoy Billy Goodnick's recycled thoughts about plants he'd never, ever, ever use in anyone's garden. 5440 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 12, 2011 reads comments
Insidious Tendrils of Crimes Against Horticulture - Santa Barbara is an incubator. Billy Goodnick's Crimes Against Horticulture is taking off beyond this sleepy beach town. 6118 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 29, 2011 reads comments
Gloomy Days, Cheery Gardens - Billy Goodnick takes a trip through the garden adventures that beckon along the laid-back coastline just south of Santa Barbara. 4913 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 15, 2011 reads comments
When Software Meets Sorrel: Brave New Garden? - Billy Goodnick thinks he may have a future as a futurist. Think Stephen Hawking, not George Jetson. 2854 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 01, 2011 reads comments
Me, Version 2.0 - Be on the alert for specks of shameless self-promotion in a reflective column not about retirement from Billy Goodnick. 3979 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 17, 2011 reads comments
Alice By Morning Light: Rays of Optimism - Evel Knievel couldn't jump a fresh story idea across Billy's synaptic chasms. Last resort – grab the camera, run over to Alice and write something informative. 5067 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 03, 2011 reads comments
SJKRAIGYTAQ: AKA Botanic Where Is It - Billy is posting obscure photos from a botanical perspective, then having y’all try to guess where the photo was taken. Or, as he calls it, SJKRAIGYTAQ. 4045 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 20, 2011 reads comments
Lotusland: All Those Smarts (And Pretty, Too!) - Billy visited the Ganna Walska Lotusland new and improved website and found beauty, smarts, and a tantalizing back-story. 5335 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2011 reads comments
Sprechen sie San Luis Obispo? - Billy makes a pilgimage to San Luis Obispo and visits the farm, nursery and store of the Transitions Mental Health Association. Plants help people. 6283 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2011 reads comments
Really Fine On-Line Garden Design - Listen up. Billy Goodnick's giving away some garden design trade secrets. Read on as he puts himself out of business. 9761 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 30, 2011 reads comments
Make Room On Your Garden Bookshelf - Billy Goodnick gives some great recommendations on garden books. Here are his top picks if you want to expand your home library. 8313 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 16, 2011 reads comments
A Full Order of Plump, Juicy Succulents - Billy rubs his scaly hands while the rest of the nation cowers under the wrath of the WINTER WEATHER BOMB burying the rest of the country. 8752 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 02, 2011 reads comments
Please Stop Landscaping - On January 11, 2011, Billy Goodnick will stand before Santa Barbara’s City Council and respectfully ask them to stop all new landscaping projects. 8003 37
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 19, 2010 reads comments
Billy’s Lament to Santa Barbara’s Parks - Billy had just driven past a new landscape installation by the City of Santa Barbara and even at 24 miles an hour he knew something was wrong. 8721 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 05, 2010 reads comments
Pickin’ Up Pawpaws - We split open the smooth-skinned, light green, egg-shaped pawpaws with our fingers and bit into the creamy, sweet flesh. Mouthgasm. 7995 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 21, 2010 reads comments
Fruity Street Trees? - Billy takes on why our city streets aren't lined with bountiful fruit trees. Sounds terrific, right? Well, he explains why it's not such a peachy idea. 8278 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 07, 2010 reads comments
Let's Give Me Something To Write About… - Billy loves his readers (that's you) and all the ideas they gave him for upcoming columns. Here's a sampling of forthcoming garden greatness. 7381 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 24, 2010 reads comments
More Trees Than You Can Shake A Stick At - Billy stops in Costa Mesa to pay homage, and engage in some camera play, at a magical corporate plaza. 10097 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 10, 2010 reads comments
The Buck Stops Where? - In Billy's pretend world he's a tough-as-Sally-Hanson's nails investigative reporter, holding the Earth-defiling villains and water wasters to the flames. 5763 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 26, 2010 reads comments
Jury Duty: My Horticultural Inspiration - Billy goes to jury duty without writing his column. The landscaping at the courthouse saves his bacon while he accumulates civic brownie points. 8198 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 12, 2010 reads comments
Billy’s 2010 Not-So-Beautiful Awards - Since 2008, Billy has been giving out his own Santa Barbara Not-So-Beautiful Awards. Here are the 2010 winners. (Drum roll please.) 9910 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 29, 2010 reads comments
Daisy-Induced Laryngitis - This week, Billy continues his list of hackneyed but necessary garden additions. 11232 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 15, 2010 reads comments
I’m Sick of These Plants - This week Billy Goodnick goes back to his roots when he explains the value of some common garden plants. 9029 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 01, 2010 reads comments
Masses o' Grasses - Gardens need grasses. Billy discusses the blades of green, gold, silver, striped, speckled, ghostly gray and purple. 10019 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 18, 2010 reads comments
By The Sea - This week, Billy catalogs the reasons why Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria is a unique and beautiful nursery. 7977 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 04, 2010 reads comments
Who's Afraid of a Little Orange - Billy Goodnick exposes the value of orange and gives some tips on how to best use the color in our gardens. [pics] 6041 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 20, 2010 reads comments
Art City Ventura - Billy shares a fabulous story from a scruffy industrial dead-end street on Ventura’s west side, where a fantasyland comes to life after dark. 9027 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 06, 2010 reads comments
Garden Like A Vulcan - After Billy has been declared Supreme Ruler of the Universe, he's making Star Trek’s Mr. Spock his Magistrate of Sustainable Gardening. 6313 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 23, 2010 reads comments
Severe Cut Backs - Billy Goodnick knows that power tools are here to stay, he just wishes the guys wielding them had a microgram of understanding about plant physiology. 4902 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 09, 2010 reads comments
Nibbling Through The Nosh-o-sphere - Billy Goodnick tells us where we can find a welcoming home for our extra edibles and help make our area a healthier, better connected, sustainable community. 4296 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 25, 2010 reads comments
My Ten Commandments (Minus the Burning Bush) - Writing has been so much fun for Billy Goodnick that he has started drafting a book, tentatively titled, Crimes Against Horticulture: When Bad Taste Meets Power Tools. 4263 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 11, 2010 reads comments
El Estero No. 5 - Recycled irrigation water is the ultimate in sustainable landscaping: Every gallon used for irrigation means one gallon of drinkable water saved for a higher use. 4997 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 28, 2010 reads comments
So You Think You're In Montecito, Eh? - Billy Goodnick took a stroll in Montecito, seeking signs of enlightenment. He was rewarded, barely finding anything for his crime files. 7907 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 14, 2010 reads comments
There's More To Australia Than Foster's Beer - Go it alone little Australia did, assembling a flora of more than 20,000 vascular plants—ferns, flowering plants, conifers, etc. 6168 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 28, 2010 reads comments
A Tale of Two Landscapes - A Tale of Two Landscapes: Where State morphs into Hollister exists an architectural no-man's land. It was here that a shrub bed pegged my finely tuned crap detector into the red. 4765 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 14, 2010 reads comments
Pot Dispensaries - Pot Dispensaries: Whether it's the empty milk carton or an exotic high-fired, crackle-glazed urn from China, there are hundreds of reasons to grow plants above ground. 10681 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 31, 2010 reads comments
Beautiful Banners Blowing in the Breeze - Beautiful Banners Blowing in the Breeze: At least this journalist thinks it's a big deal to drive up State Street and see 125 of your flags moving on a gentle breeze. 3774 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 17, 2010 reads comments
Smart Phone Apps - Smart Phone Apps: But just 'cuz rain is on the way doesn't mean we can forget about water conservation-the desiccating days of summer will be here soon enough. 3463 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 04, 2010 reads comments
Lessons From The Mall - Lessons From The Mall: Billy harkened back to a few local malls. As much as he tried to stay focused on Santa's ticking clock, he was often distracted by the plantings around the shopping center. 5194 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 20, 2009 reads comments
Keeblers and Chlorophyl - Keeblers and Chlorophyl: You will see some lovely displays if you keep your receptors tuned. But, our fall colors might need to file for a name change. 4028 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 06, 2009 reads comments
Casa del Herrero - Casa del Herrero: A visit to Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) truly is a voyage back in time. 6581 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 22, 2009 reads comments
Use An Agapanthus, Go To Jail - Use An Agapanthus, Go To Jail: Those Agapanthus in your parkway strip could land you in jail for a year. Aiding and abetting a plant that can grow more than eight inches tall in your parkway is a crime. 5247 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 08, 2009 reads comments
Halloween With The Not-Yet-Dead - Halloween With The Not-Yet-Dead: When I heard that David Petry, author of The Best Last Place, was leading a tour of the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Halloween day, I thought, "Maybe I'll finally meet a real live flesh eater." 3929 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 25, 2009 reads comments
Look, Up In The Sky! - Look, Up In The Sky!: I turned my gaze a few degrees above the horizon and was dazzled by the kaleidoscopic cornucopia of roof embellishments that adorn the city's fine architecture. 3902 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 11, 2009 reads comments
Tripping on Bonsai - Tripping on Bonsai: Through some bizarre alignment of the planets, Billy Goodnick fell in love with the art of bonsai while simultaneously developing an apartment-bursting collection of houseplants. 3826 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 27, 2009 reads comments
2009 Not-So-Beautiful Awards - 2009 Not-So-Beautiful Awards: Billy Goodnick presents his annual awards to members of the parallel alternate universe of hideous and paralyzingly misguided landscapes. 5339 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 13, 2009 reads comments
Simple Ideas - Simple Ideas: After Mark Lakeman finishes his presentation attendees will likely leave with envious feelings. They might even be motivated to do something about those feelings. 3767 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2009 reads comments
Palm Trees Are Stupid - Palm Trees Are Stupid: Palm trees just do not DO anything. If you planted one of the big guys in your yard a few decades ago, chances are the only people who can enjoy the show live ten blocks away. 6183 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 16, 2009 reads comments
Take Two Aspirin And Meet Me In The Garden - Take Two Aspirin And Meet Me In The Garden: Billy Goodnick recently receive a big envelope from Bayer. Do garden writers get really bad headaches? 5117 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 02, 2009 reads comments
Fresh Event - Fresh Event: I have recently been making an effort to hang out with locals who are growing their own food, raising activist voices about the corporatization of agriculture and caring about how we treat the land. 4096 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 19, 2009 reads comments
Succulents - Succulents: Why do some people have such a problem with succulents? Sometimes it borders on the irrational. 6808 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 05, 2009 reads comments
Santa Barbara Sandstone - Santa Barbara Sandstone: One of the reasons Billy Goodnick became a landscape architect was Santa Barbara's ubiquitous golden sandstone. 7013 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 21, 2009 reads comments
Scorching Shades of Solstice - Scorching Shades of Solstice: Maybe it's just me, but it just doesn't quite feel like summer yet. Sure, we had 90-degree weather in March, but that doesn't count. 5558 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 05, 2009 reads comments
Miracle on San Andres Street - Miracle on San Andres Street: It took about ten years, but a minor miracle has occurred in Santa Barbara's Westside neighborhood. A sliver of open space has been wedged into a densely packed residential area. 4821 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 22, 2009 reads comments
Jesusita Fire Final Reflections - Jesusita Fire Final Reflections: Billy Goodnick offers a few thoughts and resources regarding Santa Barbara's relationship with fire. 3697 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 11, 2009 reads comments
Laid Off: The big career opportunity - Laid Off: The big career opportunity: Usually do not write about my life here - I rant and spew about the ugly, praise the beautiful, and muse about the museable stuff. Silvia Uribe, Nicole Freire and the other Edhat writers muse a lot better than I do. 5539 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 24, 2009 reads comments
Earth Day - Earth Day: The San Fernando Valley is stalking me. I crawled out of that sweltering armpit of a community in the mid-seventies seeking a cooler climate and told Van Nuys to go suck an egg. Apparently, the Valley is holding a grudge. 3581 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 10, 2009 reads comments
Put the Camera Away and Enjoy the Garden - Put the Camera Away and Enjoy the Garden: I lead a complex life. If I had a personal logo, it would be an X-shaped candle burning at all four ends. The rigors of pounding out a thousand words for this column are sometimes complicated by the desire to include photographs. 4997 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 27, 2009 reads comments
Question Mark and the Wisterians - Question Mark and the Wisterians : I’m not sure which I saw more of this past year—political ads warning that Barack Obama was an Islamic, communist foreigner or public service announcements about the switch from analog TV to digital. 4165 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 13, 2009 reads comments
The Buck Stops Where? - The Buck Stops Where?: For a moment last weekend, it seemed like the planets were in alignment. 3365 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2009 reads comments
Triangles and Tuxes - Triangles and Tuxes: Billy Goodnick completely understands why the subject of sustainable landscaping isn't splashed over the media. 3140 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2009 reads comments
Hankering to Plant? Get a License - Hankering to Plant? Get a License: Did they know when they bought those adorable one-gallon plants that each one was genetically hard-wired to get sixty feet tall with a twenty-foot wide canopy? 5191 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 30, 2009 reads comments
Rabid Horticulturists Wanted - Rabid Horticulturists Wanted: Franceschi Park is fifteen acres of public open space just east of the El Encanto Hotel. For locals, it's where you take out-of-town guests to show off the million-dollar view of Santa Barbara and see the Channel Islands rise from the Pacific. 3657 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 16, 2009 reads comments
Alice in the Buff - Alice in the Buff: Right now Alice lacks the riotous floral color of spring and summer, but there are sensual delights even in the middle of January, some subtle and some that will knock your socks off. 4312 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 02, 2009 reads comments
Strybing - Strybing: Our visit to the Strybing reminded me of a few plants that will likely reappear in my designs and a few that are still out of reach. The need for good drainage will be the main culprit that might keep some of these out of reach for Santa Barbara landscapes. 3658 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 19, 2008 reads comments
Killer Combos - Killer Combos: I give you Billy's Killer Combos. Each of the plants on this list can be used on its own, but these are pairings I've used in local gardens that truly brings out the best of both plants. 5297 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 05, 2008 reads comments
Not Even With a Ten-Foot Pole - Not Even With a Ten-Foot Pole: Five Plants I Wouldn't Put in a Client's Garden Even if They Threatened to Do Something Terrible to a Cute Little Kitty Cat. 4966 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 21, 2008 reads comments
Firescape for Edhat - Firescape for Edhat: Billy Goodnick had another article in the works for this week, but he thought it would be a waste of space not to give you some needed information about fire safety. 4587 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 07, 2008 reads comments
Overlooked Beauty - Overlooked Beauty : Silver Nikon CoolPix S10 and Biff the Wonder Spaniel's leash in hand, we headed downtown one recent fall-feeling morn, hoping to find some restorative images. 3692 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 23, 2008 reads comments
Ugly Canadian Artist? - Ugly Canadian Artist?: Billy checked out what search keywords and phrases web surfer are using to get to his blog. His shares with us some of the more unusual ones. 3430 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 10, 2008 reads comments
Not-So-Beautiful Awards - Not-So-Beautiful Awards : Santa Barbara Beautiful does not have an evil twin who rants and spews about the aesthetic blight perpetrated upon the community. If they did, I would certainly lobby to be the prez- make that benevolent dictator. 4947 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 26, 2008 reads comments
Writing About Writing - Writing About Writing: I refuse to have another business card made. I keep four types of cards in two old cassette tape holders. That's the technology that kicked the crap out of eight-tracks. 3368 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 12, 2008 reads comments
Ciggy Butts - Ciggy Butts: There is nothing about a used cigarette butt tossed on the ground that exempts it from being classified as trash. I don't want to smell them, see them, step on them, or have neighborhood kids playing with them. 3454 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 29, 2008 reads comments
Readin', Writin' and Rynchospora - Readin', Writin' and Rynchospora: If you're eager to improve the landscaping around your home, or bone up on something horticultural, take a class! Between the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and Adult Ed, there's a lot to choose from. 3519 add

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