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What I’m Reading

Jun 10, 2012

A couple of years ago, we were chatting about our latest reads at Girls’ Night Dinner. LeeAnne and Kelly were reading A New Earth, Kim was finishing The Kite Runner, and Stephanie was reading I Know This Much is True. The conversation was lively an...

The Sacramento Bee
Union Rags edges Paynter in Belmont

Union Rags edges Paynter in Belmont

Mike Groll Associated Press I'll Have Another did not run Saturday, but the presence of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was evident. ELMONT, N.Y. – For months, trainer Michael Matz thought he had a potential Triple Crown winne...

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Blue Thumb
“CASH-FOR-GRASS” AND DEVELOPING A PROJECT PLAN

Jun 9, 2012

“CASH-FOR-GRASS” PROGRAM AND DEVELOPING A PLAN FOR OUR PROJECT Bergeron Landscape Plan  “CASH-FOR-GRASS” PROGRAM AND DEVELOPING A PLAN FOR OUR PROJECT Last month, we discussed the outline of our project and what steps we needed to take and wha...

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Bamboo and More
Next wave of cactus blooms

Jun 9, 2012
Next wave of cactus blooms

I know I’m becoming a bit repetitive, but this is the season for cactus blooms. It’s short enough, so please bear with me as I obsessively photograph these ephemeral flowers. Many other plants have beautiful inflorescences, but seeing such delicate...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Add home-grown melons to list of must-haves

Seeds: Add home-grown melons to list of must-haves

Creme de la Creme is a fast-maturing hybrid from Burpee that combines traits of honeydew and muskmelon.Mark Kane appreciates a good melon. It's not just the taste (a tantalizing mixture of flavors as complex as wine) or the texture (a silken ...

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Read Between the Limes
Garden2Blog 2012 with P. Allen Smith & Friends

Garden2Blog 2012 with P. Allen Smith & Friends

April was a blur for me as I spent most of it sick, then May was spent catching up on the garden chores that I neglected in April, with some excitement sprinkled in here and there. After spending three weeks sick as a dog, I was whisked to Little Roc...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Mother’s Day Flower Bomb!

Jun 8, 2012

Remember a couple of years ago when the Crocker Art Museum was yarn bombed? Somebody snuck over in the middle of the night and attached a knitted cozy to one of their parking poles. In a strange coincidence, my parents' house was flower bombed on Moth...

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The Sacramento Bee
Trainer focuses on positive as he’s picked apart publicly

Trainer focuses on positive as he’s picked apart publicly

Doug O'Neill, the trainer of I'll Have Another, said he's appreciating the Triple Crown pursuit despite intense media scrutiny. "We are living it like we'll never be back here again," he said.ELMONT, N.Y. – Since the first Saturday in May, D...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Laying Pipe

Laying Pipe

PVC Project (Laying Pipe): Bird Back 40Somewhere, in a galaxy far, far away, a young and excited young boy is royally cheesed off. He is visiting the blog that is Sacramento Vegetable Gardening for the very first time thanks to the rather suggestive la...

The Sacramento Bee
I’ll Have Another gets post No. 11 for Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y. – In their unexpected run at the Triple Crown, nothing distracts Team I'll Have Another from its goal. Not barn changes, blood tests, threatened strikes or a kick in a Hall of Famer's head. I'll Have Another will have to beat ...

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