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Bamboos-in-law

Jul 11, 2011
Bamboos-in-law

My very first post on this blog was about transplanting a black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra ‘Punctata’) from a half wine barrel into the ground at my parents-in-law’s property in Mount Shasta, CA. Since then, we’ve added more bamboos, and I’v...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Bill and Venus Bird have gone mainstream

Bill and Venus Bird have gone mainstream

Custom Blog Templates by MadelineIt's the old me, actually. Same bad writing. Same bad advice. Some things never do change.By now, you may have noticed some changes to the blog that is Sacramento Vegetable Gardening. Yep, Bill and Venus Bird have gone ...

Brown Thumb Mama
How do you keep the bugs away?

Jul 10, 2011

Being so sweet has its disadvantages. Whenever there's a mosquito within a million yards of me, I get eaten alive. 4th of July was going to be torture unless I could come up with something to keep the skeeters away! A little bit of rese...

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In Search of the Finer Things
A Midsummer Day’s Dream

A Midsummer Day’s Dream

I'm currently reading Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek", a meditation on the majesty of nature. Only problem is, after a few pages of reading how magnificent the natural world is, I find myself running outside to observe it first hand! Look wha...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Garden thugs – good plants gone bad – lurk in plain sight

Seeds: Garden thugs – good plants gone bad –  lurk in plain sight

It really is a jungle out there. Listen to our readers; they're surrounded by garden thugs. Maureen Gilmer DIY Network Bigstock Photo Garden thugs are plants that look pretty when first introduced to the flower bed but become takeover artists...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Bees find North Natomas parks inviting

Bees find North Natomas parks inviting

Seignac Guillame: The MuseIt's no secret that bloggers sometimes get tired of blogging. The blog becomes a drag, man. When the wife starts referring to herself as a "Blog Widow," to a newspaper reporter no less? Houston, we have a problem!Sometimes, we...

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Bamboo and More
From lowly weed to ephemeral beauty

Jul 10, 2011
From lowly weed to ephemeral beauty

We arrived at my in-laws in Mount Shasta, CA yesterday afternoon, and as I was walking around in their backyard, one plant caught my eye right away.    In one area of the yard, there is an ocean of seed heads that glow like ethereal lig...

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Bamboo Geek
Bamboo Geek comes to Front Street Friday Festival in Rocklin

Bamboo Geek comes to Front Street Friday Festival in Rocklin

We are really excited to be able to join an emerging event in Downtown Rocklin, Front Street Friday's on historic Front Street (near the Rocklin Train Station).  We will be participating in the marketplace and will be bringing some really beautifu...

Bamboo and More
Our front yard in early July

Jul 9, 2011
Our front yard in early July

I’ve been collecting these photos of our front yard for a couple of weeks now, and I’d better post them before everything starts to wither under the relentless summer sun. While I’m happy to show these photos to everybody who’s following this ...

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Read Between the Limes
Like a Kid in Lotusland

Like a Kid in Lotusland

I am lucky that my husband's family live in fabulous places like Santa Barbara. For years I've tried to visit Ganna Walska Lotusland, but due to poor planning on my part, I've never been able to go. This year Jason's aunt thought ahead and made reserv...

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