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Seeds: California native plants are on gardeners’ most wanted list

Taylor Lewis believes in the power of natives. As an expert in California native plants, he’s been preaching this botanical gospel for years. But it took the drought to finally get that message to sink in with other gardeners.

“That’s what people are looking for – California natives,” said Lewis, who...

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Bamboo and More
#GBFling14: Danger Garden

#GBFling14: Danger Garden

It took almost four years, but here it is: post # 1000! I’m dedicating it to a very special garden I had the privilege of visiting in July during the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling: the appropriately named Danger Garden.

I’ve been following Loree Bohl’s fantastic blog for a number...

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Bamboo and More
2014 Succulent Extravaganza wrap-up, part 2

2014 Succulent Extravaganza wrap-up, part 2

Part 1 of my recap of the 2014 Succulent Extravaganza held at Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA at the end of September had 80 photos, and part 2 isn’t going to be much shorter. But I promise you, you’ll be amazed.

For this year’s Extravaganza, Succulent Gardens invited a select...

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2014 Succulent Extravaganza wrap-up, part 1

2014 Succulent Extravaganza wrap-up, part 1

This might be my biggest post ever as far as the number of photos is concerned. I took well over 300 pictures at the recent 2014 Succulent Extravaganza held at Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA, and it took much longer than expected to go through them all.

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Let Us Plant Lettuce

Let Us Plant Lettuce

Lettuce Starter PlantsOh boy...Somewhere, Henny Youngman just groaned. Loudly. The king of the puns and one liners -- Henny's "take my wife, please" jokes had late night king Johnny Carson guffawing loudly on more than one occasion. You knew it was goi...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Harvesting acorns for a future urban forest

So many different species of oaks inhabit our urban forest, finding pure-bred acorns can be difficult. That’s one of the complications that face Sacramento acorn harvesters.

“We don’t want to plant all sorts of interesting hybrids,” said restoration ecologist Zarah Wyly, who leads the Sacramento Tree Foundation’s annual acorn...

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The Natomas Farm
……those bad little birds

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Oct 3, 2014
……those bad little birds

  My prior postings about the chicken coop issues were all about the squirrels taking over the joint.....rats and a few snakes...and to give credit to the group of cannibalistic chickens is in order....all involved in taking the egg count to zero....

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Front yard desert bed—September 2014 update

Front yard desert bed—September 2014 update

This post continues the coverage of our front yard desert garden project.

At this year’s Succulent Extravaganza, Brian Kemble, the curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden and one of the country’s preeminent succulent experts, continued his tradition of leading folks on a walking tour of...

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Bamboo and More
I didn’t think it would get this big

I didn’t think it would get this big

I didn’t think it would get this big.

How often do we say that?

I certainly say it frequently enough that by now people might be wondering how somebody who pretends to be reasonably smart can be so dumb.

Case in point: Last October I bought a small agave-leaf sea holly (Eryngium...

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The Natomas Farm
….. we came, we saw, we conquered.

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Sep 27, 2014
….. we came, we saw, we conquered.

This battle out there at The Natomas Farm for the tasty young crops is nearly won. We have managed to take out 70% of Farmer Deno's newly planted starter plants. He has tried in vain to repel our advancing army.Our adversary is using liquid soap sprays...

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