One of the unique features that residents and visitors love about Idyllwild is that one can experience all four seasons. The trees at Idyllwild School foretell winter’s approach.
Category: Life in Idyllwild
Pipestem Clematis or Chaparral Clematis,(Clematis lasiantha), is one of the two native clematis in California (the other being C. ligusticifolia or Western Virgin’s Bower). Pipestem clematis is a beautiful deciduous vine that can be as long as 20 feet. This native vine can be found growing on hillsides, chaparral, and open woodlands in southern and central California. It blooms April to May, displaying many small, creamy white and fragrant flowers. This vine prefers shade for its roots, and sun for its top, and is completely drought-tolerant when established.
I wrote a similar column about this time last year but the message is still very important to your individual safety, your home and the community in general. After 39 years in the fire suppression business, I still can’t predict fire season exactly and I’ve never met anyone who can. However there are a few […]
Sometimes being off the radar has its advantages, as is evident in the quaint mountain town of Idyllwild. Here the scene evokes tranquility, the arts and natural beauty. The noise and stress of life have yet to intrude, even the pace of dining slows because there’s not a fast food restaurant to be found. There’s […]
Here you’ll find inns, cabins and B&Bs with fireplaces that set the romantic mood or others with family accommodations for the kids and even for your pet. Great dining does not stop here — choose from a handmade pizza or hamburger and beer, or go for a elegant wine and steak or pasta dinner by candlelight.
California Brickelbush (Brickellia californica) is a native shrub and may be one of the best and sweetest smelling plants. From a great distance, you will be drawn by the irresistible, powerful perfume. The wonderful fragrance lasts for almost two weeks and it’s one of those mysterious plant scents that can be smelled only at a distance.