https://blog.voiceamerica.com/2022/04/28/april-showers-bring-may-flowers/ By Cynthia Brian “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” William Shakespeare If experiencing rain in a dry season doesn’t put a spring in our step, what will? After months of no precipitation, finally, in April we experienced a few showers. A critical ingredient of California’s water supply, the Sierra snowpack is less than 40% from its peak. The drought will be with us this summer and fall b
https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1506/Digging-Deep-with-Goddess-Gardener-Cynthia-Brian-Garden-party-hacks.html By Cynthia Brian “I was reared in the garden, you know.” Emily Dickenson If you are like most people who have been hibernating and following CDC social distancing protocols during the pandemic, you are probably itching for a gathering of friends and family. If you have been vaccinated (and, I hope you have), small outdoor get-togethers without masks are c
By Cynthia Brian "My garden is my most beautiful work of art" – Claude Monet We’ve all heard the adage, “April showers bring May flowers!” We have the flowers this year, but April precipitation did not materialize. 2021 is lining up to be the third driest year in the history of California. And that means that we must be more diligent than ever to prepare our properties for a season of increased wildfires. I have been weeding my property with every spare minute since February.