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The Natomas Farm
…..perhaps another perfect crop

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Sep 2, 2015
…..perhaps another perfect crop

The sunflower.....so easy to grow .... anyone that fails with this crop...... should stop being a farmer and go work in some office downtown . We planted a short row of these eye catchers last March.... as another experiment crop.Not only did the bees ...

The Natomas Farm
…..and now a brief apple history of the west coast

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Sep 1, 2015
…..and now a brief apple history of the west coast

In 1847, Henderson Luelling, his wife, and eight children came west on the Oregon Trail, bringing a wagon loaded with an assortment of 50 or 60 varieties of apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, quince, black walnuts, hickory nuts, gooseberries, ...

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Late summer at the UC Davis Arboretum Valley-Wise Garden

Late summer at the UC Davis Arboretum Valley-Wise Garden

This morning I went to a presentation at the Ruth Risdon Storer Valley-Wise Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum. I learned that the garden was started in the early 1980s as a demonstration garden to showcase plants that would thrive in our Mediterranean climate. The garden is watered only...

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VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC

VanDusen Botanical Garden (VBG) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada may well be the loveliest public garden you’ve never seen. I almost didn’t visit either on our recent Pacific Northwest trip, but then I read this description in Donald Olson’s book The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour (Timber Press, 2014):

No...

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Meet my book aloe (Aloe suprafoliata)

Meet my book aloe (Aloe suprafoliata)

I won’t lie, agaves are my favorite group of plants, but aloes are right there near the top. They offer as much variety in size, texture and color as agaves do and many of them flower every year—unlike agaves, which typically flower only once, at the end of their lives (and then promptly...

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The Natomas Farm
……….how to make chicken salad

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Aug 25, 2015
……….how to make chicken salad

I am always asked.....how can we sell our eggs for such a low price. The answer is always the same.....don't buy to feed!If you have been following my blog here for the last few years.....you will remember the post that I did.... about the use of thorn...

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Grand opening of The Cannery farm-to-table community in Davis, CA

Grand opening of The Cannery farm-to-table community in Davis, CA

Last weekend was the grand opening of The Cannery, the first major new-home development to be built in Davis in over 20 years (Davis is renowned for its anti-growth politics). I’m not looking to move but like so many people in town I was eager to get a first look at...

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Three new aloes from Facebook

Three new aloes from Facebook

Did you know that you can buy plants on Facebook? While there aren’t any traditional online stores, there are many groups dedicated to buying, selling and trading. Succulents seem to be particularly popular.

I’m always excited when our mail lady delivers a box of plants—even more so when it’s two boxes.

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The Natomas Farm
…….we added 40 more little whippersnappers

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Aug 20, 2015
…….we added 40 more little whippersnappers

 A few short years ago......I planted four varieties of Pluots. Short and skinny little sticks with few leaves on them.....known in the business as "whips". Farms will buy whips for the cost factor involved. The labor factor as well.Labor installi...

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Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA

It’s been a while since my last post about our Pacific Northwest trip earlier this year. Time now to return to Seattle, Washington! I didn’t have time to visit any of the great public gardens, but I did spend a few hours at a very special place in the heart of...

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