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How to throw a magical garden party for kids

How to throw a magical garden party for kids

Thankfully my daughter shares in that joy, and has asked me two years in a row to throw her an Alice in Wonderland party for her birthday. She's smart, she knows that if it's an Alice theme, I'll go way over board. (she's right, by the way).

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Sometimes you have to whack it back

Sometimes you have to whack it back

Isn't it special when you first plant in your yard, flower bed or pot. You are so excited to watch the transition from little baby to beautiful blooming plant. It's like a new pair of shoes or car. You want to show them off so everyone will be as ...

Bamboo and More
Lucky again!

Sep 4, 2011
Lucky again!

Ever since my lucky bamboo died in June, it seems that my wheel of fortune has been on a slight downward tilt. The milk I use for my morning coffee seems to spoil more frequently than before, my socks have more holes than usual, and last week a mouse d...

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Bamboo Geek
Soaking up the sun… Sacramento style.

Soaking up the sun… Sacramento style.

Today was one of those dreaded Sacramento days weather-wise.  It is that time of year where we see extreme weather, Sacramento-style.  Hot... very hot.  topped 100 degrees in Rocklin.  Now, I must say this has been mild for a Sacram...

Bamboo and More
My favorite flowers this year

Sep 3, 2011
My favorite flowers this year

I’m looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend and hope to get plenty of work done in the garden, at least in the mornings when it’s still cool (a high of 97°F is expected for Saturday and Sunday). I want to repot a few things, but I need to g...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Spinning yarns in Placerville

Seeds: Spinning yarns in Placerville

Oh, the tales she can tell after she began to spin yarns. Who knows where a thread may lead? Sometimes, it's home. Lexi Boeger winds what she calls the world's longest skein of handspun yarn – 10 1/2 miles so far – in preparation for the...

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Geno's Garden
It’s September … Time to Plant Something!

Sep 2, 2011

flickr photo by Tigerzeye Every fall I write the same thing .... plant now ... plants can settle in before the winter dormancy sets in ... get a head start over plants that don't go in til spring. Mother Nature wrote the rule book and some things don...

Bamboo and More
Garden bullies: plants that start out nice but then take over

Sep 2, 2011
Garden bullies: plants that start out nice but then take over

I could have sworn that we don’t, but every garden has them: Plants that start out all nice and friendly but eventually flex their muscles and throw their weight around. My wife calls them “bullies,” and in a way they are because they try to domi...

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Jenn's Cooking Garden
Edible front yard full of Melons, Squash and Pumpkins!

Sep 1, 2011
Edible front yard full of Melons, Squash and Pumpkins!

As the years go by I run out of growing space. This year I have converted my front yard into an Edible Garden. I have also started buying native plants and have been tucking them here and there.My front yard has full sun all day, it starts to...

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Dissecting the Birthday Goody Bag

Dissecting the Birthday Goody Bag

So....my favorite person in the world is turning 5 this weekend. Yes, while the rest of you may have a different understanding of what Labor Day means, it will forever remind me of that one Labor Day weekend I had 5 years ago, where three days of labo...

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