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Wordless Wednesday

Jun 15, 2011
Wordless Wednesday

 

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Read Between the Limes
Wordless Wednesday/Garden Blogger Bloom Day 6/15/11

Wordless Wednesday/Garden Blogger Bloom Day 6/15/11


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A smell vampires ought to love

Jun 14, 2011
A smell vampires ought to love

It’s a clump-forming perennial from South Africa with attractive grass-like foliage and lavender-colored flowers on 2-foot stems that seem to last forever. It grows well in full sun and doesn’t seem to be fussy about soil. While it spreads by rhizo...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

Corn Skewers, Duh!"Dream on Bill Bird, Dream on!" Those would be the somewhat facetious words of the wife that is Venus as I pondered a recent purchase in our nearby Safeway Supermarket. As you can tell from the photo to your right? I did make that pur...

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Garden Gifts

Garden Gifts

Last year I wrote a blog post about sprucing up my grandparents garden. My grandma was suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and spent most of her time indoors. I wanted to give her something pretty to look at through the window, but I also want t...

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Matilija poppy update

Jun 13, 2011
Matilija poppy update

Just last week I posted a blurb about the matilija poppy, a stunning shrub native to Southern California. I don’t typically write about the same plant twice in such a short period of time, but I just found a few more clumps near our house that are in...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Happy Cactus Monday. Buds, Blooms, Bee’s!

Happy Cactus Monday. Buds, Blooms, Bee’s!

We now have incredible weather!I am so happy and so are all my beautiful succulents!For this Cactus Monday I am going to show you three things, buds, blooms & bee's!This makes me so happy! Cindy my friend from Bug Safari sent me some succulents

Lamm Farm
Reflections

Jun 13, 2011
Reflections

Growing up in a tiny town in Nebraska, five blocks in any direction from the center of town would put you smack dab in the middle of a cornfield.   Although I didn’t grow up on a farm, we were … Continue reading

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Beavertail cactus blooming

Jun 12, 2011
Beavertail cactus blooming

After a longer and cooler spring than usual, summer has finally arrived, and our cacti are enjoying the abundance of sunshine. Some of our smaller cacti bloomed a while ago (check this and this), and now it seems that our prickly pears (Opuntia sp.) a...

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Bamboo Geek
Capitol park is a gem… and other observations.

Capitol park is a gem… and other observations.

Today, we took our daughters to see Mary Poppins at the Community Center Theatre in Downtown Sacramento.  Before we headed to the show, we had a nice, low-key lunch at Capitol Dawg.  Three Capitol Dawgs, a Lions Dawg, Onion Rings and Gar...

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