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The Natomas Farm
Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society

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Jul 22, 2014
Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society

I've done many functions here in Rio Linda....explaining what a sustainable farm does. I must say that this was the best outing I have have taking part in......the Rio Linda-Elverta Historical Society. Arlete Hodeland and her volunteers made us feel ve...

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#GBFling14: Lan Su Chinese Garden

#GBFling14: Lan Su Chinese Garden

The first garden we visited on day 1 of the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling was the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, it is surrounded by a mix of modern high rises and more traditional brick buildings.

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: What drought? Harvest looks great

This looks like a bountiful summer. In backyards and orchards throughout the Sacramento area, fruit trees are covered with ripening plums and peaches. Limbs hang extra heavy with unexpectedly large crops.

Don’t these trees know there’s a drought?

Apparently, they do. This is just another way nature...

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#GBFling14: Sean Hogan Garden

#GBFling14: Sean Hogan Garden

The first garden I saw after I arrived in Portland, Oregon for the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling was also one of the most beautiful. It wasn’t on the tour, but I was privileged enough to enjoy it throughout my stay. It belongs to Sean Hogan, the owner of Cistus Nursery, whose...

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2014 Garden Bloggers Fling plant haul

2014 Garden Bloggers Fling plant haul

Sometimes it’s easier to start at the end. Before I begin posting about the gardens and nurseries we visited during the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, Oregon, I want to introduce you to the plants I brought back.

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Yes, everything...

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AccessLocal.TV
Gardening Made Easy at Upcoming Seed Starting Party at Soil Born Farms

Jul 16, 2014
Gardening Made Easy at Upcoming Seed Starting Party at Soil Born Farms

With the help of a local organization called Soil Born Farms, community members interested in gardening now have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and ...

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2014 Garden Bloggers Fling preview

2014 Garden Bloggers Fling preview

I just got back from five jam-packed days in Portland, Oregon, attending the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling. We visited private and public gardens, nurseries, and even Timber Press, one of the world’s preeminent publisher of gardening, horticulture and natural history books. The organizers went above and beyond to create a...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

I know what many of you are thinking. "Hey, when did somebody do a remake of that Bananarama song?" But, for some strange and odd duck reason, I'm a fan of showing my true age. Which is old. Because this is the best version of "Venus," and it was relea...

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2014 Garden Bloggers Fling index

This topic will contain a list to all posts relating to the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling, held in Portland, Oregon from July 11 to July 13. 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling preview

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: State Fair shows water-wise awareness

Before the State Fair opened its gates Friday, visitors to Cal Expo already were noticing the drought-minded changes this summer.

“The grass on Exposition Boulevard is looking pretty sorry,” said Sonya Logman, Cal Expo’s external affairs director. “Actually, we’ve gotten phone calls – ‘Hey, you’ve got some sprinklers broken – your...

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