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San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 2015

Tomorrow starts one of my favorite events of the year! From March 18-22 the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show is a must go to destination for anyone interesting in gardening. This is a public exhibition held at the San Mateo Event Center just South of the San Francisco Airport. It’s worth...

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Spring anticipation

Spring anticipation

Spring is synonymous with flowers. But before they burst open in all their glory, there’s that time of waiting that I enjoy almost as much. Here’s what’s getting me excited in anticipation right now.

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Dyckia ‘Burgundy Ice’ getting ready to flower...

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March 2015 snapshot of the front yard

March 2015 snapshot of the front yard

Tuesday was uncharacteristically overcast. We haven’t had have days like that very often lately—it’s been nothing but sun, sun, sun. I was happy and took the opportunity to photograph the front yard. These pictures will serve as reference points for later comparison, especially since in essence I’ve redone the area you...

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Yellow and pink: spring at the UC Davis Arboretum

Yellow and pink: spring at the UC Davis Arboretum

Last weekend was as busy as the entire week had been, but on Sunday afternoon I was able to carve out an hour for a quick visit to the UC Davis Arboretum. (It’s only 10 minutes from my house so it’s not a big trip.) Specifically, I wanted to see how the acacias in...

The Natomas Farm
….my Mom is in jail?

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Mar 8, 2015
….my Mom is in jail?

First born of 2015......this little guy appeared this afternoon. It's a big mystery where he was hatched within the coop or coop yard. I suppose the hen's instinct is to hide the young.Poor thing.....he is looking at his Mom through the wire....wonderi...

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China Garden

China Garden

China Garden-Malakoff Diggins State Park
One gets an almost spiritual feeling when entering this place. This is China Garden, located in the Nevada County Gold Rush Community of North Bloomfield, also known as Humbug, in the Malakoff Diggins State Park. It has remained untouched since Humbug was designated...

The Natomas Farm
….perhaps we can host a lobster feast

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Mar 7, 2015
….perhaps we can host a lobster feast

The last thing that I ever imagine to see on this farm would be a crawdad on a fence post. Like I always seem to say in my postings here....there is something new to see or learn ....every week here at the farm.Yes....we do have a creek that runs throu...

The Natomas Farm
…we have EEGS for sale

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Mar 7, 2015
…we have EEGS for sale

Yes.....we have eegs for sale....down there at the fruit stand. Now.....just what is an "eeg"?Last week was a very busy week....putting in 10 hour work days. In this hectic week of tasks to do.....I also had to make several A - Frame sidewalk signs. Th...

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My favorite houseplants: Sansevieria cylindrica and friends

My favorite houseplants: Sansevieria cylindrica and friends

On November 7, 2013 I featured Sansevieria cylindrica as my “plant of the week.” For whatever reason, that post has been one of the most frequently viewed posts on my blog. Maybe because more and more plants lovers—succulents fanatics or not—are discovering sansevierias?

It’s time to take another look at my Sansevieria...

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Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

I finally found time to check on the aloes on the UC Davis campus. I hadn’t been back since my last post on December 26 but fortunately it looks like my timing was just right.

This outing also gave me an opportunity to test-drive a fun lens I just bought...

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