A “super bloom” of wildflowers this spring

This spring is going to be a “super bloom” of wildflowers, thanks to welcome El Niño rains after a prolonged drought. The biggest explosion of wildflowers in a decade is expected at Death Valley, one of the hottest and driest places on Earth. In April, orange-and-gold California poppies carpet the hillsides in the foothills around […]

Nevada County events for summer 2015

APRIL 11-12 and 18-19 Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 15,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village outside Nevada City. CrystalHermitage.org MAY 15-17 Penn Valley Rodeo & Rodeo Parade Now in its 58th year, the […]

Springtime at Ananda tulip garden open house in April — thousands of bulbs

THE TULIP FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND is world-renowned. But the foothills has its own stunning display of tulips, at Ananda Village outside of Nevada City. The yearly event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors, to see more than 10,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas. This year’s Springtime at Ananda […]