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Post script to bamboo growing in the Northern California foothills…

Post script to bamboo growing in the Northern California foothills…

Penn sent me another photo yesterday on the amazing growth of his Phylostachys nigra 'Black Bamboo' growing in the Northern California foothills.  I posted last week (May 18) on the progress of his running bamboo privacy screen in the making....

Lamm Farm
Sabbatical To Do List: Projects

May 26, 2011
Sabbatical To Do List: Projects

Category number two on the Sabbatical To Do List is a few little projects I’d like to get done at my own house.  Really, it’s one larger project and I’m not sure I can do the largest part by myself … Continue reading

Bamboo and More
Bamboo surprise: update

May 26, 2011
Bamboo surprise: update

A little while ago I wrote about a bamboo experiment that has yielded surprising results. Last year I planted a piece of rhizome with no above-ground growth in a 22” tub, not expecting much. Maybe precisely because I had such low expectations, I was ...

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Lamm Farm
Sabbatical To-Do List: Farm work

May 25, 2011
Sabbatical To-Do List: Farm work

I know, I know, I’m choosing to replace one kind of work with another when I should be resting.  But really, a sabbatical is about taking a break and although I’ll be working on the farm, it’s still a break … Continue reading

Chic Little House
Growing a Garden

May 25, 2011
Growing a Garden

So for the past two years I've wanted to grow a garden. I've dreamed our walking outside and picking fresh tomatoes off the vine and cutting some green veggies for a salad. That's my inner Martha talking. Anyways the idea grew (pun intended) while&nbsp...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Why Didn’t I Think of That? Wednesday

May 25, 2011

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" This tip is a repeat, but is especially worth sharing this week. If you're an avid couponer, you probably have more toothpaste, shampoo samples, and soap t...

Bamboo and More
Amazed by the variety of leaves

May 25, 2011
Amazed by the variety of leaves

At this time of year all our attention seems to be on flowers. Obviously there is good reason for that, as my post from yesterday shows. In the grand scheme of things, however, flowers come and go while leaves are there year round—or at least most of...

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Lamm Farm
Sabbatical To-Do List (Part 1 of 4)

May 24, 2011
Sabbatical To-Do List (Part 1 of 4)

Sabbatical.  Defined literally is a ceasing or rest from work.  While the meaning of the word is easy to understand, actually experiencing such a break from work is hard to find in our fast-paced world.  Luckily, my employer, Joie de … Continue reading

Bamboo and More
What’s blooming in your yard?

May 24, 2011
What’s blooming in your yard?

After a weekend that went by much too quickly and a busy Monday at work, I enjoyed a quiet stroll through the garden with my camera and macro lens. So many plants are in bloom now, and I love looking at flowers up close. The palette of shapes and hues ...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Carmichael Cactus & Succulent Society

Carmichael Cactus & Succulent Society

I finally did it! After growing succulents for over 10 years I joined a local Cactus and Succulent group. It's the Carmichael affiliate of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America. I can't believe I didn't join sooner. I picked a perfect oppor...

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