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Annual Fall Native Plant Sale in Grass Valey Oct. 8

Oct 7, 2011

October 7, 2011 - It's time again for our annual Fall Native Plant Sale, hosted by the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society! Fall is the best time to get new perennial plants established in the garden and landscape. We'll have an ext...

Bamboo and More
Photo Gallery: First rain of the season gives Davis garden a good drenching

Oct 7, 2011
Photo Gallery: First rain of the season gives Davis garden a good drenching

The first rain of the season is a hotly anticipated event by most gardeners in our area. After four or five months of sunny skies and zero precipitation, we thirst for a good drenching that washes away the dust and dirt and allows us to turn off the sp...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Succulent Extravaganza in Castroville, CA part 2

Succulent Extravaganza in Castroville, CA part 2

Hello again fellow succulent lovers. If you read my previous post you will know why I am excited to get you part 2.  A couple of days ago I posted about the fabulous Succulent Extravaganza event held at the Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA. &n...

Brown Thumb Mama
Book Love! The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Oct 6, 2011

Have you ever liked a book so much that you were afraid you’d scare people off with your enthusiasm? That’s how I feel about The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairieby Wendy McClure. (I’ve been writing and ...

Bamboo and More
Bashful mimosa: Touch a leaf and it folds up as if by magic

Oct 6, 2011
Bashful mimosa: Touch a leaf and it folds up as if by magic

At the most recent UC Davis Arboretum plant sale, I finally found a specimen of a plant I’d wanted for as long as I can remember: Mimosa pudica, commonly called “sensitive plant,” “humble plant,” “shameful plant,” or “touch-me-not.” ...

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Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Oct 5, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Succulent Extravaganza in Castroville, CA part 1

Succulent Extravaganza in Castroville, CA part 1

You know that feeling in your stomach when you are really excited to go somewhere or do something you've wanted to in a long time?  That is how I felt last week and Friday night (the worst) when I was anticipating my trip to Castroville, CA to att...

Daffodil Planter
Help me fill Twitter with daffodil tweets this Thursday

Help me fill Twitter with daffodil tweets this Thursday

What's your favorite daffodil? How long does 'Actaea' last in your garden?These are the kinds of questions we'll be tweeting this week.Come dish with other daffodil lovers (isn't that the whole world?) on Twitter this Thursday. Bring your tips, opinion...

Bamboo and More
Plant sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden on October 8

Oct 4, 2011
Plant sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden on October 8

Just a quick reminder: If you live in Northern California and are into succulents or drought-tolerant plants, the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek will hold their fall plant sale this coming Saturday, October 8. Doors open at 9am for members and at...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
What good are pumpkin vines if you don’t have any pumpkins on them?

What good are pumpkin vines if you don’t have any pumpkins on them?

I've grown pumpkins before. But I've never experienced vines like this. They have extended 40-to-50 feet beyond where the seeds were originally planted and are intent upon growing right over the fence and into the neighbor's yard.

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