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Corpse flower spectacular

Jun 25, 2011
Corpse flower spectacular

The last few days have been exciting for plant lovers in our college town. On Thursday, a titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) at UC Davis’ Botanical Conservatory started to bloom. This is only the 5th time a titan arum has bloomed at UC Davis, and I ...

Bamboo Geek
Black Bamboo – what a beauty!

Black Bamboo – what a beauty!

Black Bamboo is truly a beautiful bamboo.  The most common variety is Phylosyachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' which grows up to 30 feet tall with 2 inch diameter culms.  The culms shoot a rich green and over a year and a half turn a jet black. &nbs...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Ouchie……Bad Cactus!

Ouchie……Bad Cactus!

Sorry I have not posted for a while. Been busy in the backyard and also just lazy! Taken lots of pics but just......you know, tomorrow!I will try to catch up with everyone's blogs as soon as I can.It's amazing to me what we will do for our craft!Well...

Read Between the Limes
Meet Ted! The Titan Arum "Corpse Flower" at UC Davis

Meet Ted! The Titan Arum "Corpse Flower" at UC Davis

Meet Ted! Ted is a Titan Arum (Amorphopallus titanum), otherwise known as the "corpse flower". He just started blooming today at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory and we were lucky enough to see him before the smell of rotting flesh took over the gr...

LauresGarden
Corn Lodging Follow-Up

Jun 23, 2011
Corn Lodging Follow-Up

The corn block is doing exceptionally well since I set up the woven containment system for each stalk.  In fact, the corn stalks have grown almost 1/2 foot since last weekend and are now up to 36" tall.   This won't be the end of my worr...

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Bamboo and More
Coneflower cornucopia

Jun 23, 2011
Coneflower cornucopia

When we started the perennial garden in front of our house four years ago, we wanted plants that are tough, can take the heat, are (relatively) drought-tolerant, and come back year after year. American prairie natives—think rudbeckias, liatris, not t...

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Lamm Farm
Hug a Bee – It’s National Pollinator Week!

Jun 23, 2011
Hug a Bee – It’s National Pollinator Week!

In honor of bees, bats, butterflies, birds and beetles everywhere, the last week of June has been set aside to celebrate pollinators.  If you’re concerned about declining honey bee populations, the number one thing you can do to help is … Continue reading

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Bamboo Geek
A picture is worth a thousand words. "How fast will my bamboo grow?" -Answered.

A picture is worth a thousand words. "How fast will my bamboo grow?" -Answered.

"How fast will my bamboo grow?"Of all the questions I get asked when someone is considering bamboo, this is the #1 question.The answer to this question is of course, like most things in our world, is full of variables, uncertainties and other factors t...

Blue Thumb
Water-Wise Vegetable Gardens Are Very Easy and Totally Delicious!

Jun 22, 2011

  We have it on the best authority (our friend Monica at The Regional Water Authority) that folks may not be aware that we are sitting here at Blue Thumb Blog Central waiting patiently to be asked questions such as, … Continue reading →

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Wordless Wednesday

Jun 22, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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