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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...

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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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Perfect flower on Leucospermum ‘Goldie’

Perfect flower on Leucospermum ‘Goldie’

It’s no secret that I love the Proteaceae family. Most of these Southern Hemisphere shrubs—think of the sugarbushes (proteas), conebushes (leucadendrons) and pincushions (leucospermus) from South Africa, or grevilleas and banksias from Australia, to name just a few—have beautiful foliage, stunning flowers or both.

The pincushions (leucospermums) aren’t all that blessed...

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Recap: 2016 Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale (part 2 of 2)

Recap: 2016 Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale (part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of this post I showed you the outside vendor area at the 56th Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale, held last weekend, May 7-8, at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in Sacramento, CA.

Now let’s go inside the building to take a look...

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The Natomas Farm
……I feel sorry for you city folks

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May 11, 2016
……I feel sorry for you city folks

  The cool thing about living on a farm here in Rio Linda.....is all the small businesses here will cater to their client. They know your first name.... treat their clients with respect.....honesty....and good ol fashion help.....like it used to b...

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