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Another exciting plant trade

Apr 24, 2011
Another exciting plant trade

Since starting this blog in October, I’ve chatted with many fellow gardeners from all over the world. Most gardeners love plants and eventually have more than they need. Trading is a fun way to share your bounty and in return receive plants that you ...

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Bamboo Geek takes a Roadtrip to Sonoma, California

Bamboo Geek takes a Roadtrip to Sonoma, California

Yesterday, we took our girls to Sonoma, California to get out and do something fun during their Spring Break.  Since its only about an hour and a half drive, its a nice place to visit for the day.  The beauty of living in Rocklin is that you ...

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Don’t miss our next plant sale at the Ace Hardware in Rocklin on May 21!

Don’t miss our next plant sale at the Ace Hardware in Rocklin on May 21!

A quick note...  Jim and I will be having a plant sale at the Ace Hardware in Rocklin on Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Mark your calendars!  Lots of great bamboo and Japanese Maples for sale. Details can be found by clicking here - http://bam...

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Sac Peeps: Take this quick survey to help Soil Born Farms

Sac Peeps: Take this quick survey to help Soil Born Farms

Sacramento peeps: Interested in starting a vegetable garden at your home? Will you please fill out this short survey being conducted by students at UC Davis, who are assisting Soil Born Farm with marketing research? They are assessing whether there's ...

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Instant transformation of patio extension

Apr 23, 2011
Instant transformation of patio extension

#3 of my 11 projects for 2011 is to dress up the dirt area next to our front patio. Initially I wanted to lay flagstone but due to my inexperience with this kind of work, I decided that decomposed granite (DG) is the way to go: cheaper and definitely f...

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The Design Confidential
Springtime Garden Delights

Springtime Garden Delights

My garden is in full bloom right now, my allergies tell me as much before I even begin to see the springtime delights appear! I love a variety of colors and textures to play off one another, especially in small space gardens, which is what I have, and must fully embrace. My philosophy for...

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Earth Day 2011

Apr 22, 2011
Earth Day 2011

I was invited by follow garden blogger Alan Lorence, aka It’s Not Work It’s Gardening, to participate in a reading project blog meme in celebration of Earth Day 2011. This particular meme was originated by The Sage Butterfly. It gives each blogger ...

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Golden and black bamboo update: producing new shoots

Apr 21, 2011
Golden and black bamboo update: producing new shoots

A week ago I wrote about the “shooting” of our running bamboos. Shooting, if you remember, means producing new shoots that will turn into “culms” (or canes). Today I’d like to post a quick update on our two most prolific shooters: golden Koi ...

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Wordless Wednesday in the Garden

Wordless Wednesday in the Garden


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One of These Is Not Like The Other

Apr 20, 2011
One of These Is Not Like The Other

Now that spring has finally arrived my snap peas have really taken off. I’m growing Cascadia snap peas for the first time this year. I have two sets of eight all growing around a tomato cages. This variety grows to about three feet and has produced a nice amount of peas. Throughout the winter...

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