SANTA CRUZ FOREST FIRE

Last year, a forest fire in northern Santa Cruz county, the CZU lightning complex fire, burned 86,000 acres. It was stopped as it reached the University of California, Santa Cruz campus north of Santa Cruz, where we live. As we are again in fire season, we felt it would be a good time to post a few photos we took of the area that was devistated by the fire last year.

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EDIBLE FLOWERS

Many of the plants in our garden produce edible flowers. We espcially like the herbs that produce flowers, because they taste like the herb. The herbs with delicate white flowers look great in a salad or added to other dishes or even drinks. Herbs are also easy to grow, drought tolerant, and attract hummingbirds and butterflies as well as being beneficial to honey bees.

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