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Our front yard in early July

Jul 9, 2011
Our front yard in early July

I’ve been collecting these photos of our front yard for a couple of weeks now, and I’d better post them before everything starts to wither under the relentless summer sun. While I’m happy to show these photos to everybody who’s following this ...

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Read Between the Limes
Like a Kid in Lotusland

Like a Kid in Lotusland

I am lucky that my husband's family live in fabulous places like Santa Barbara. For years I've tried to visit Ganna Walska Lotusland, but due to poor planning on my part, I've never been able to go. This year Jason's aunt thought ahead and made reserv...

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Sunflower extravaganza

Jul 8, 2011
Sunflower extravaganza

Davis may be a university town, but its agricultural heritage is everywhere (even in the name of the UC Davis football team, the Aggies). It is surrounded by fields, not just rice to the north and east, but also tomatoes and sunflowers. In fact, Monet ...

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Jenn's Cooking Garden
Welcome to my garden!

Jul 7, 2011
Welcome to my garden!

I have not posted much about my garden. I thought I would share a few pictures of how things are growing!The above picture is the welcome sign made on a piece of old barn wood. I used old springs to spell Welcome. A fun recycling project.These are my C...

Jenn's Cooking Garden
July Seed Grow! Marigolds are not in my future!

Jul 7, 2011
July Seed Grow! Marigolds are not in my future!

Wow... Another month has passed already! It is that time again to do another Seed Grow post!I am loving the Garden Babies lettuce! I love the small heads of lettuce it produces. One head of garden babies is enough for a one person salad.Although a...

Brown Thumb Mama
Front Yard Garden Recap: June

Jul 7, 2011

They made a liar out of me! (And I couldn't be happier.)  I didn't expect to harvest any artichokes this year--but they are doing great and are nearly ready to eat! There are nasturtiums across the front near the sidewalk, and Purple Ruffles basil...

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Elderberry: attractive shrubs with tasty berries

Jul 7, 2011
Elderberry: attractive shrubs with tasty berries

Davis is blessed with an abundance of elderberry shrubs (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea and possibly other species). In our part of town, there are elderberries along the greenbelts which presumably were planted by the Parks & Facilities department. I...

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Water wise plants can be soothing to the spirit and the water bills

Jul 6, 2011

Water Wise Plants Can Be Soothing To the Spirit And The Water Bills There are some less than accurate perceptions of all water-wise plants not being “user-friendly”—you know, sharp and pointy, not things you want to go touch, etc. Today … C...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Why Didn’t I Think of That? Wednesday

Jul 6, 2011

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" Raise your hand if you got sunburned over the 4th of July weekend. Uh-huh, I figured most of the Sacramento valley would raise their hands. It may be too ...

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Wordless Wednesday

Jul 6, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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