Planting for the Dry Years

Native plants in yard
Living in the west brings with it an issue that many people ignore. We are going to have to survive through the drought years, and our yards will suffer if we don’t plant for them. It is a fact of life in the west. Even though we have many years with adequate rainfall, there are also the ones, like this year, where we have little to no rain. What is a person supposed to do? Consider planting native plants. They use a lot less water, they have adapted to the lack of summer rain and usually require no pruning and very little fertilizing.
Here in Hollister, California we have a local Plant nursery that carries a wide variety of native plants. They are more than happy to help you with picking out the plants that will survive our dry summers and thrive in your yard. They have a wide assortment of plants, everything from grasses to flowers to shrubs and trees and they are a local company and supporting them supports our local economy.

California Native Plants

You can also get more information on rebates and special programs for San Benito County, California at the Water Resource Association of San Benito County. They have several different programs and rebates available right now including a turf removal program, a landscape irrigation hardware rebate and three different water efficient landscape designs for free.
Take the time to make your yard water wise.

Hollister Airshow 2014

I just finished up helping out at the Hollister Airshow, Fathers Day weekend. I had a great time. If you were there, did you see the rocket car? My Grandson said it was spitting out fire. Show PlanesThe planes were amazing. The pilots made them seem like they were floating while doing some intricate and dangerous maneuvers. The salute to all lost Airmen and Eddie Andreini was also very moving.Old Glory The Boy Scouts of Troops 777, 787 and 486 did a wonderful job, during the tribute with all the flags. boy scouts with flags Some wonderful people helped out volunteering their time and efforts. My wife Cathy and I were working with the SBCARA group. It is a wonderful family type venue. and made for a great family afternoon.Red BiPlane I hope you can join us there next year and if you attended this year please comment on what you enjoyed doing while you were there.

Hollister Airshow: Wings and Wheels

Come on out and Join me for a wonderful day of family fun, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and 26th at the Hollister Airport. For more information, visit the website at Hollister Air Show
Be sure to look for me in a bright yellow vest as an Amateur Radio Operator Volunteer. Our San Benito County Amateur Radio Service, provides radio support for the Hollister Airshow. I would love to see you there.