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Brown Thumb Mama
I made something that I pinned!

Jul 9, 2012
I made something that I pinned!

  If you’re new to Pinterest, it’s a social site where users “pin” images to “boards” instead of bookmarking them to their favorites.  It’s fun to browse around, but it seems like people pin more things than they could ever...

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Bamboo and More
Gerhard goes flying

Gerhard goes flying

Every summer a close friend from Australia spends a couple of weeks with us so he can go flying at a local airport. Last year I flew with him to Willows, a small Sacramento Valley town about an hour north of here. Check out this post for photos. This ...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
One never knows what the garden is going to yield from one day to another

One never knows what the garden is going to yield from one day to another

Sack of Potatoes-Bird Back 40It's getting to be about that time in the summer gardening year, where the yard is yielding entire meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Instead of heading for the pantry or refrigerator for our evening meal? Venus and I f...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: A reminder of why we love gardening in California

Seeds: A reminder of why we love gardening in California

PomegranatesThis summer, I find myself every morning and night uttering the same phrase: Thank goodness we live in California! So far, the weather has been mild with just enough heat to make the tomatoes happy. Triple-digit days have been...

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Bamboo and More
Trading plants with other gardeners great way to get new varieties

Trading plants with other gardeners great way to get new varieties

I love trading plants with other gardeners. Usually a trade involves one or more specific plants, but sometimes other plants get thrown in for good measure. Once I’ve even done a mystery box trade, which in many ways was the most exciting of them all...

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The Sacramento Bee
I’ll Have Another to breed in Japan

I’ll Have Another to breed in Japan

Mark Lennihan Associated Press I'll Have Another, washed by Ignocenzio Diaz, is the latest thoroughbred sold to Japanese breeders. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another is about to become California's latest equine export. ...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Recipe: Homemade pretzel bun dogs

Jul 5, 2012

Mmmm...pretzel bun dogs. So ridiculously expensive at Weinerschnitzel and so easy to hack. Don't be intimidated! If you can make cookies, you can make these. Here's what you need. (Look familiar? We've made them before, in pretzel form.) Ingred...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
My blooming Trichocereus Pachonoi ‘San Pedro’ put on quite a show this year

My blooming Trichocereus Pachonoi ‘San Pedro’ put on quite a show this year

My blooming Trichocereus Pachonoi 'San Pedro' put on quite a show this year.  It has about six columns now.  It has been starting a new column about every year.  I have these cactus in three other places but this one is the oldest a...

Things to do in Sacramento and beyond
Help Land Park look good with volunteer corps

Get some exercise and help William Land Park look good. Saturday morning, the Land Park Volunteer Corps will pull weeds, trim bushes, clean ponds and spread mulch in its efforts to revitalize Sacramento's huge city park. Maintenance of the 167-acre p...

Bamboo and More
Yucca Do summer sale

Yucca Do summer sale

Yucca Do in Giddings, Texas is one of the premier succulent nurseries in the country. Owner Carl Schoenfeld and Wade Roitsch have made many collecting trips to Mexico and other countries and have introduced selections (especially agaves) that nobody e...

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