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Battling Tomato Hornworms

Battling Tomato Hornworms

Doug from Mather writes in:
"As a first time tomato grower, I have two plants in pots (Patio & Bush Better Boy), and four in the ground (Roma, Sun Gold, Lemon Boy, & Black Krim). Something was eating the young tomatoes in the pots. Upon closer inspection I found three juicy, green caterpillars...

Game to 100
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

May 30, 2016
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

I woke up yesterday morning in a can-do spirit. I decided I would check out the lawn sprinklers and adjust the spray heads if needed. Sure enough, three of them were out of whack. A few turns with a screwdriver … Continue reading

Game to 100
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

May 30, 2016
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

I woke up yesterday morning in a can-do spirit. I decided I would check out the lawn sprinklers and adjust the spray heads if needed. Sure enough, three of them were out of whack. A few turns with a screwdriver … Continue reading

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Front yard succulent mounds finally mulched

Front yard succulent mounds finally mulched

In February we finally removed the front lawn and replaced it with two succulent mounds surrounded by decomposed gravel walkways. The rock we had originally chosen as the top dressing, California Gold, ended up being too pink for our taste. I started to dig it into the soil to a) improve...

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Whimsical and wonderful: Bunny Jean Cunningham’s art garden on Pence Gallery Garden Tour

Whimsical and wonderful: Bunny Jean Cunningham’s art garden on Pence Gallery Garden Tour

The Pence Gallery (or “Pence,” as everybody calls it) is an institution here in Davis. Established in 1976, this not-for-profit community art gallery is not only a popular downtown destination, it’s also a leading player in the visual arts scene in Northern California.

As a fundraiser, the Pence organizes...

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First Echinopsis cactus flower in the front yard

First Echinopsis cactus flower in the front yard

For me, cactus flowers are among the most beautiful sights in nature. Often large and remarkably detailed, they typically require so much energy to produce that they only last for day or two.

The genus Echinopsis, one of the largest, most amorphous, and most contested in the Cactaceae family, arguably has the...

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Where spiky meets stylish: Grow Nursery, Cambria, CA

Where spiky meets stylish: Grow Nursery, Cambria, CA

My personal highlight of our spring break trip to California’s Central Coast in March was Grow Nursery in the small town of Cambria, about 20 miles from our home base of Morro Bay. Grow is owned and operated by Nick Wilkinson. Although he wasn’t able to make it this year,...

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How I’m Learning To Step Out Of The Comfort Zone Of Creativity

May 16, 2016

“The only unique contribution we’ll make in this world will be born of creativity.” ~ Brene Brown There’s this crazy, confusing thing  happening as I get older. As I’ve passed through the decades and find myself looking at a life ahead that is bound to be on the downhill slope, I see with clarity...

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How I’m Learning To Step Out Of The Comfort Zone Of Creativity

May 16, 2016

“The only unique contribution we’ll make in this world will be born of creativity.” ~ Brene Brown There’s this crazy, confusing thing  happening as I get older. As I’ve passed through the decades and find myself looking at a life ahead that is bound to be on the downhill slope, I see with clarity...

mamawolfe
How I’m Learning To Step Out Of The Comfort Zone Of Creativity

May 16, 2016

“The only unique contribution we’ll make in this world will be born of creativity.” ~ Brene Brown There’s this crazy, confusing thing  happening as I get older. As I’ve passed through the decades and find myself looking at a life ahead that is bound to be on the downhill slope, I see with clarity...

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