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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. 3783 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. 6130 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. 4948 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." 3633 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. 3668 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. 3571 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. 4973 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. 3512 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. 5833 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? 4521 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. 3843 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. 6342 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. 6502 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. 5320 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. 4581 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. 3453 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. 4913 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. 3293 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. 4220 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. 3828 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. 3108 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. 2923 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? 4675 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. 3416 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. 4085 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. 3425 add
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