In the rolling hills of east Paso Robles is a 5-acre parcel dotted with oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. It is peaceful, serene and lush with native plants. This beautiful landscape was not created by accident. Teri DeGross carefully planned the placement of each plant and flower. When she purchased the property, a former barley farm, more than 20 years ago, a beautiful house sat at the top of three tiers of woodland shrubbery and oak trees.
This spring, Dave Snyder’s Santa Margarita garden will bloom with vibrant colors and luscious greens — thanks to his meticulous choosing of low-water and drought-tolerant plants. In 1978, Snyder started his landscape with a woodland theme, planting sequoias from seed. Now those trees are more than 60 feet tall. Surrounded by ivy, agapanthus, a Japanese maple tree and other shade loving plants, this area of the garden offers the perfect location for his grandfather’s cast-iron stove.
When Hadi and Charlotte Zalzalah bought their home in Paso Robles more than 15 years ago, the backyard consisted of a hillside full of rosemary down to a concrete patio. However, when the beautiful blue rosemary flowers bloomed, every bee in the neighborhood came to their backyard. The Zalzalahs removed the rosemary, built a stone retaining wall and started planning. Charlotte Zalzalah has been gardening for more than 50 years, so she had an abundance of ideas.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".