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The One When I Explain the Dead Wreath on Our Front Door

The One When I Explain the Dead Wreath on Our Front Door

At first glance this just looks like a fabulous red front door....with a dead Christmas wreath hanging from it.  Well, you are partially correct.  But when you get closer....  you might notice something else.....  Do you se...

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Wordless Wednesday

Apr 4, 2012
Wordless Wednesday


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The California Aggie
Davis Bee Sanctuary celebrates grand opening

Apr 4, 2012
Davis Bee Sanctuary celebrates grand opening

For some, the thought of a bee sting conjures up the fear of anaphylactic shock, and potentially, fatality. Others consider bees to be an extreme annoyance and try to avoid them if possible. But a group of local bee enthusiasts known as the Davis Bee Collective views bees as pertinent members of the ecosystem...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Gardening hits and misses

Gardening hits and misses

If you've followed this rant for any length of time, you probably know that the Bird Back 40 is a creation that Baron Victor Von Frankenstein would be proud of. It's one massive experiment in all things gardening and fruit production. I don't follow ru...

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Rotting mammillaria

Apr 3, 2012
Rotting mammillaria

This little cactus with spines the texture of steel wool (Mammillaria camptotricha cv. marnier-lapostollei) was one of my favorite purchases last summer. It bloomed almost right away and in general appeared to do well throughout the winter. It had been...

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New plants and pots

Apr 1, 2012
New plants and pots

This weekend I finally got around to putting some of my recent plant purchases into pots I’ve been collecting. As pricey as some plants can be, nice pots are invariably even more expensive, so I always keep an eye out for interesting containers in ga...

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Daffodil Planter
First Lady Wants Monsanto GMO Corn for White House Garden

First Lady Wants Monsanto GMO Corn for White House Garden

Photo courtesy FEMAWASHINGTON (DP) First Lady Michelle Obama announced today that she had requested genetically modified corn seed from Monsanto to plant in the White House vegetable garden. Up until now the vegetable garden has been all organ...

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Blue Thumb
Plants – As Unique As People

Mar 31, 2012

Let’s think about some of the characteristics that make each one of us unique. Take my husband for example. He’s of Celtic heritage with fair complexion that burns easily in the sun. I am of Italian heritage and love the … Continue reading &#...

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Yellow and purple

Mar 31, 2012
Yellow and purple

I always look forward to Saturday when I have all day to putter around. I had all kinds of plans for today, including much-needed sweeping and weeding as well as some planting and repotting. But the weather decided not to cooperate so I’m stuck insid...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Elk Grove tour on April 15 to spotlight water-wise gardens

Seeds: Elk Grove tour on April 15 to spotlight water-wise gardens

This sustainable front yard is one of the stops on the Elk Grove Greener Gardens driving tour April 15. Left, drought-tolerant and native plants are featured in the water-wise gardens. Soleil Tranquilli Special to The BeeWhen it comes to lawn c...

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