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The Natomas Farm
…..we grow a little more than crops

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Apr 13, 2016
…..we grow a little more than crops

If you ever dreamed about having a farm.....it probably involved plowing a field with an old tractor......perhaps you were out doing bountiful harvesting with the afternoon wind blowing in your face...... the Sunday chicken dinner outside,  under ...

The Natomas Farm
…..we grow a little more than crops

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Apr 13, 2016
…..we grow a little more than crops

If you ever dreamed about having a farm.....it probably involved plowing a field with an old tractor......perhaps you were out doing bountiful harvesting with the afternoon wind blowing in your face...... the Sunday chicken dinner outside,  under ...

Bamboo and More
Wednesday Vignette: tulips, tulips, tulips

Wednesday Vignette: tulips, tulips, tulips

This is something you don’t see here in the Sacramento Valley:

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When I saw this house, I literally slammed on the brakes (fortunately there was nobody behind me) and pulled over. This sight is the very definition of cheery, isn’t it? A perfect spring...

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Index: April 2016 trip to Victoria, British Columbia

Index: April 2016 trip to Victoria, British Columbia

Here is an index of all posts about my April 2016 trip to Victoria, British Columbia:

Bamboo and More
Lots of flowers in the front yard

Lots of flowers in the front yard

The front yard is so beautiful right now that I want to press Pause on the giant DVR that is time. All too soon this floral cornucopia will be a thing of the past and summer will be here. Yes, summer starts early in our parts—as early as May.

But right now...

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Revisiting Sue’s succulent garden

Revisiting Sue’s succulent garden

Last May I showed you my friend Sue’s front yard makeover. What had been lawn became two distinctive areas—one public, one private—separated by hardscape. The space under the large golden rain tree (Koelreuteria elegans) was planted with star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), fortnight lily (Dietes grandiflora) and variegated euonymus (Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald...

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Wednesday Vignette: succulent tapestry

Wednesday Vignette: succulent tapestry

I recently checked on the progress of a friend’s succulent garden and was struck by the many different shapes, textures and colors of her succulents. What a beautiful tapestry!

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The Natomas Farm
….my taste buds were torturing me

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Apr 5, 2016
….my taste buds were torturing me

I was working the Boysenberry patch yesterday. A bumper crop is en route. It's tough in there. I am not talking about pulling the weeds......nor pruning off the growth that has prickly thorns......not even talking about having to train the vines. Do...

The Natomas Farm
….my taste buds were torturing me

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Apr 5, 2016
….my taste buds were torturing me

I was working the Boysenberry patch yesterday. A bumper crop is en route. It's tough in there. I am not talking about pulling the weeds......nor pruning off the growth that has prickly thorns......not even talking about having to train the vines. Do...

The Natomas Farm
….my taste buds were torturing me

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Apr 5, 2016
….my taste buds were torturing me

I was working the Boysenberry patch yesterday. A bumper crop is en route. It's tough in there. I am not talking about pulling the weeds......nor pruning off the growth that has prickly thorns......not even talking about having to train the vines. Do...

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