Monday, April 30, 2012

1st Annual Mountain Bike Ride for the CAF

 Steve is very excited about a very worthy cause, The Challenged Athletes Foundation for which he has a  fund raising event that is coming up:  The 1st Annual Mountain Bike Ride to benefit the CAF.  By participating in this fun outdoor event, you are helping physically disabled individuals receive the support they need to live active lives.  This event has 3 different distance courses 10, 15 and  25 miles and we are encouraging all levels of mountain bikers to come out and join us. If you don’t ride,  please join us for food, live band, beer garden, give aways, raffles and more on: Saturday, JUNE 2, 2012 9:00am    Lake Hodges, Escondido
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Mountain Bike for CAF

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Steven Smith Landscape now on Facebook!

Steven Smith Landscape has joined Facebook.  Please visit our Facebook Page and continue to check in for all the latest news on our blog as well as Facebook!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Volunteer Work at SanTree Fest, March 17, 2012

 For years Steven Smith Landscape has been a part of SanTree fest in the City of Santee.  Along with other volunteers and sponsors, we have planted many trees and plants throughout the City.  This year it was the City of Santee Aquatic Center's turn (The center is operated by the Cameron Family YMCA).  Approximately 35 trees, 60 plants and a dry creek bed were installed.  Not even the stormy  weather could stop us!!!  Pictured below with the wheelbarrow is high school student and part time SSL employee Jeremy Cutler.
Text and photos: Robert Garcia

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring color baskets

When Chris came back with these photos, I had to find out more about these brilliantly flowered beauties.

Calibrachoa, commonly known as 'Million Bells', is an herbaceous flower native to South America with small bell-shaped petunia-like flowers. Calibrachoa's range in color from pink, purple and magenta, to deep red. A prolific bloomer, it reaches the peak of flowering in the spring and summer months. An excellent choice for containers and window boxes and a lovely trailing plant for hanging baskets.
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Posted by: Leslie
Photo Credit: Chris Cutler

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Plant of the Month: April 2012

Euryops pectinatus viridis, the Green Leaved Euryops Daisy, or Bush Daisy

A native of South Africa, this evergreen shrub has deeply divided green leaves and cheerful, bright yellow flowers.  Heat and drought tolerant, the Euryops daisy can grow to 5 feet tall and about 4 feet wide and blooms year round. Great used as a filler, low screen or background plant. Photo by Armando Diaz
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