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Bamboo Geek
3,000 ladies are munching on bugs

3,000 ladies are munching on bugs

OK, not ladies, but Lady Bugs.My youngest daughter loves nature and one of the things she loves every year when Dad (that's me) buys Lady Bugs to release in the garden.  Generally bamboo is pest free but on rare occasion I have seen an aphid or tw...

Not So Crafty
Birthday Give-Away

Apr 30, 2011
Birthday Give-Away

Tomorrow, May 1st, is my birthday. I am going to celebrate by holding my very first give-away. I am going to give away this pretty pink Rembrandt Gallery Dhalia along with a cute heart shaped bird feeder. Dhalias are one of my favorite flowers. Just give them regular watering and decent soil and they...

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Bamboo and More
Yet another plant trade

Apr 30, 2011
Yet another plant trade

Only a week after my last plant trade, another goodie box arrived yesterday. It was just a small box, 8½" x 5½" x 1½", but it was crammed with a bunch of plants. After I tore open one side, I got a first glimpse of what was inside. The spotted leaf ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Smell the rose next weekend at UC Davis

Seeds: Smell the rose next weekend at UC Davis

On a parcel of university property in Davis, 8 acres of beautiful roses are coming into bloom. This isn't a garden, but a proving ground where new varieties of roses and rootstock are tested for disease resistance and reliability. Visitor Mike Mc...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
It’s Horse Tradin’ Time for Heirloom Tomato Plants

It’s Horse Tradin’ Time for Heirloom Tomato Plants

Trading Time at the Bird Ranch for Wayward HeirloomsIt has arrived. One of my most favorite times of the year is here at last. The summer tomato garden is mostly planted. We have 24 plants in -- and I will most likely find room to plant another eight t...

Placer County Online
All the buzz about native bees

All the buzz about native bees

Amid the uproar over global warming and mysterious disappearances of honeybee colonies, concern over the plight of native bees has been confined to scientists laboring in obscurity. This Spring Placer Nature Center is celebrating native bees by inviting volunteers of all ages to help plant a native bee garden on Saturday, April 30th and...

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Jenn's Cooking Garden
Fabulous Friday 5! 5 Favorite things from the week!

Apr 29, 2011
Fabulous Friday 5! 5 Favorite things from the week!

On this wonderful Friday I have decided to show some of my fellow bloggers some love. Here are 5 of my fave's from the week!Eat. Drink. Play in the Dirt. 3 things I love! Check out this blog by Nikki! She is super fun and a great garden inspiratio...

Brown Thumb Mama
Seeds donated for Jack’s elementary school garden

Apr 29, 2011
Seeds donated for Jack’s elementary school garden

A big Thank You to Renee Shepherd and the good folks at ReneesGarden.com! They donated seeds to help with the new garden at Jackjack's elementary school. Look at all those great colors--the kids are really going to enjoy growing these! We're putting ...

Bamboo Geek
Fun contest in on… Garden Caching!

Fun contest in on… Garden Caching!

Many people are familiar with the exploration sport called "geocaching."  It involves using a GPS or a smart phone (most have GPS on them), armed with coordinates and looking for stashed items that people place at the coordinates listed.  Its...

Bamboo and More
What caught my attention in our backyard today

Apr 29, 2011
What caught my attention in our backyard today

Even though our property is on the small side, I go exploring every day—sometimes twice a day—to see how things are coming along. Changes are coming fast and furious at this time of year, and I’m finally making a systematic effort to document as ...

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