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Bulb Garden

Nov 7, 2011
Bulb Garden

Last week I shared that we Hasani dug up the rose bush because it wasn't us and planned to grow a bulb garden. I bought three bags of bulbs from Home Depot; Dutch Iris, Muscari Blue Blend and Crocus 'Firefly' & 'Romance'. In total 260 bul...

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Bamboo Geek
It’s really ugly, but practical…

It’s really ugly, but practical…

Today, I finally finished up an 'improvement' to producing taller and greener bamboo plants, even over the Winter.  I cringe at the ravishes of Winter upon plants, even upon bamboo, which seems pretty resilient given cold temperatures and the freq...

Not So Crafty
Garden Helper

Nov 6, 2011
Garden Helper

Jack thought he would help me out in the garden this weekend. I made the mistake of giving a rawhide treat outside and while I was planting missed him doing some gardening of his own. Maybe he’s hoping he’ll get a good crop of treats in the...

Bamboo and More
Portland Japanese Garden in the fall: part 1

Nov 6, 2011
Portland Japanese Garden in the fall: part 1

In the summer of 2010, I visited the Portland Japanese Garden for the first time. I wrote a 3-part article (1 2 3) that became the most-read post on my blog. This past weekend I made a return trip to Portland to photograph the fall colors. I took over ...

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Not So Crafty
Oh Deer

Nov 5, 2011
Oh Deer


The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Public to help judge chrysanthemum show

Seeds: Public to help judge chrysanthemum show

Every November, mum's the word in flowers. Chrysanthemums are perfect for flower arranging, offer bursts of fall color, and when cut last up to two weeks in a vase. Arranger Jeff MacDonald uses two types of chrysanthemums and geranium leaves...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Front Yard Garden Update

Nov 4, 2011

It's the beginning of November, and the front yard garden is still going strong. We haven't had any truly cold days, and everything is continuing to grow. I cut the dried blossom stalks from the artichokes in September. You're supposed to cut the whol...

The Sacramento Bee
Horse racing bets on exchange wagering

Next year, when the Breeders' Cup returns to California, you might be able to bet on a losing horse – and win.

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The Sacramento Bee
Top finishers at Cal Expo to race in Breeders’ Cup

Horses competing in this Breeders' Cup honed their talents at tracks worldwide. That includes Cal Expo.

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Bamboo Geek
Welcome rain and a beautiful double-rainbow

Welcome rain and a beautiful double-rainbow

After some really harsh winds earlier this week, it was nice to see some rain come in.  I took this photo of a very vibrant double-rainbow against my Phylostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' in the foreground.  Was one of the most beautiful rainbows...

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