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Bamboo and More
Celebrating Bamboo and More’s first anniversary

Oct 10, 2011
Celebrating Bamboo and More’s first anniversary

Today is Bamboo and More’s 1st anniversary. My first post, “Moving black bamboo,” appeared on October 10, 2010. I can’t believe a year has gone by. Even harder to believe is the fact that I published 340 posts in the last 365 days. Not bad, con...

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Read Between the Limes
To my neighborhood’s ruthless teens, realize that you are almost adults

To my neighborhood’s ruthless teens, realize that you are almost adults

This morning we woke up, got dressed, and headed out to meet our family for breakfast. Everything was going great until I started pulling out of the driveway and saw a sheriff's car parked near our house. The officer was outside of his car looking at...

Brown Thumb Mama
How to test household batteries

Oct 8, 2011

I have a box of batteries sitting around waiting to be recycled, and it mocks me with its wastefulness every time I look at it. We've switched to rechargeables for almost everything, but have accumulated a lot of "regular" batteries over time. Rather ...

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Bamboo and More
Ruth Bancroft Garden fall plant sale

Oct 8, 2011
Ruth Bancroft Garden fall plant sale

Fall plant sale season is continuing here in Northern California. This morning, October 8th, I made the 1-hour drive to Walnut Creek in the East Bay for Ruth Bancroft Garden’s fall sale.

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In Search of the Finer Things
Taking a class on raised bed gardening from the Sacramento Co-op

Taking a class on raised bed gardening from the Sacramento Co-op

This Saturday I had the pleasure of taking a class on raised bed gardening from the Sacramento Co-op. It was held at Soil Born Farm, where the co-op offers several of their more hands-on classes.The farm is a striking place to be, with rich dark soil, ...

Read Between the Limes
Checking out our friends in the garden

Checking out our friends in the garden

It's hard to imagine that two days ago we had 100 degree weather. Today we had lovely overcast clouds, even a slight sprinkle. It was the perfect day to go outside and capture the beginning of Fall. I spent the cool morning cutting back a lot of the b...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Joy and heartache in the pumpkin patch

Seeds: Joy and heartache in the pumpkin patch

Regardless of age, gardeners get a thrill while waiting for a home-grown version of the Great Pumpkin. But high hopes can be quickly dashed by an unkind act. Joyce Trimingham, above, shows off Big Bertha, her 250- pound pumpkin in the Faith Commun...

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Just the 2 of Us
Cooking from my vegetable garden: Moussaka

Cooking from my vegetable garden: Moussaka

Its been a long time since I've actually cooked anything of interest.  Our garden is finally beginning to get going, now that the end of growing season is approaching.  Our eggplant is finally starting to produce a few eggplants.  This h...

Things to do in Sacramento and beyond
Missed the party? UC Davis Arboretum hosts another plant sale

As part of its ongoing 75th birthday celebration, the UC Davis Arboretum will host a second fall plant sale Sunday. Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this event reflects the arboretum's theme for the coming year: "Growing for the Future." At ...

YubaNet.com
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...

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