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My brain is fried

Oct 28, 2011
My brain is fried

Do you sometimes find yourself absolutely brain dead at the end of a work day? While we all want to find intellectual fulfillment in our work, the reality is that some days are just stultifyingly boring. As the co-owner of a translation company, I deal...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Why Didn’t I Think of That? Wednesday

Oct 26, 2011

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" It's finally getting chilly around here, which means it's time for hearty foods like chili, stews, and meatloaf. Try making meatloaf in a Bundt pan for f...

Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Oct 26, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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Bamboo and More
Lessons from the bonsai show: creating an idealized, miniature version of nature

Oct 25, 2011
Lessons from the bonsai show: creating an idealized, miniature version of nature

Yesterday I went to my first bonsai show ever. The Capitol City Bonsai Association (Sacramento) had their 12th anniversary show this past weekend, and it was a great opportunity to see prime examples of bonsai. My understanding of bonsai is quite rudim...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Update on Strawberry pot

Update on Strawberry pot

I have a new follower named Becca from Australia.  She has a great blog called Trusting Skybax.  She has requested to know how the succulent strawberry pot was doing that I did a post about here.  So I am happy to oblige.  It is doi...

Bamboo and More
A few updates

Oct 23, 2011
A few updates

Last week was very busy at work and I wasn’t able to write as many posts as I normally do. I hope things will calm down next week. In the meantime, here are some updates on posts from earlier this year. I find it interesting and useful to compare pro...

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Bamboo Geek
Peace in a garden…

Peace in a garden…

Gardening is one of those affinities that you are born with in my opinion.  It comes with an appreciation for the outdoors, artistic creation and the honing of that ability to nurture living things - plants.  For me gardening and gardens in g...

Read Between the Limes
Lazy Saturday, Beautiful Saturday

Lazy Saturday, Beautiful Saturday


The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Poor economy spells doom for five Sacramento-area plant nurseries

Seeds: Poor economy spells doom for five Sacramento-area plant nurseries

If you love your local nursery, now is a good time to prove it. Sacramento may be a gardener's paradise, but – like the song says – you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com Paul Niemann, above, he...

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Bamboo Geek
Bamboo Geek on ‘Yard Crashers’

Bamboo Geek on ‘Yard Crashers’

Yesterday, I participated in a 'Yard Crashers' episode.  Lots of hard work, sweat and good company.  Can't share details or photos until the episode airs in April 2012, but it was a great experience.  Good people and very fun.  Stay...

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