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Lamm Farm
Farm where you’re planted

Sep 24, 2011
Farm where you’re planted

Last week I had the pleasure of helping my friend Carri for the Arden Park Garden Tour.  Her garden was on the tour and it was jam-packed, not only with plants, but with education.  I talked to people about bees … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Fire station on Land Park home tour

Seeds: Fire station on Land Park home tour

What's it like to live in a firehouse? Find out Sunday when Fire Station No. 5 opens its doors to visitors during the annual Land Park Home Tour. Sacramento Fire Station No. 5 on Broadway will open its doors to visitors during Sunday's Land Park H...

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Bamboo and More
Running bamboos shooting for the 2nd time this year

Sep 23, 2011
Running bamboos shooting for the 2nd time this year

Normally running bamboos—varieties with rhizomes that spread instead of forming a clump—produce new shoots in the spring as soon as the weather gets warm enough. In our area, this typically means March into early May. See these posts from earlier t...

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Bamboo Geek
As Summer 2011 fades into memory: Road Trip, Part III: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

As Summer 2011 fades into memory: Road Trip, Part III: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

I thought it was quite suiting to end the final days of Summer 2011 with my last blog post of the season on my Summer 2011 family vacation.  So, to re-cap we started in San Francisco and stayed for two days, dropped by Santa Cruz for a couple of h...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Beautiful succulent flowers in Roseville

Beautiful succulent flowers in Roseville

We are still having some beautiful weather here in Roseville, CA.  This week has been in the 90's but the evenings are starting to get cool.  This is a great time of year.  I can't believe that Fall is officially Friday.  Waah! &nbs...

Bamboo Geek
The little bamboo shoots that could…

The little bamboo shoots that could…

It happens every year around this time.  Bamboo Geek anxiety.  Generally speaking, clumping bamboo shoots in late summer and keeps shooting until temperatures really cool down around mid-November (in California).  Some shoots emerge in J...

Read Between the Limes
Inspiration from the Arden Park Garden Tour

Inspiration from the Arden Park Garden Tour

Whew. It's over. As much as I love going on garden tours, I'm realizing that GOING on a tour is a lot easier than BEING a part of the tour. I'm also learning that no matter what, I will always over extend myself. Perhaps working full time, having my d...

Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Sep 21, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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Bamboo Geek
A gem in a ‘Mad Man’s’ bamboo collection… ‘Striped Young.’

A gem in a ‘Mad Man’s’ bamboo collection… ‘Striped Young.’

The thing that got me started was one bamboo plant I bought at a nursery about 12 years ago.... Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess."  Once it started shooting, I was hooked, hooked in a big way.So, over the years, I have amassed a collection of abo...

Bamboo and More
What’s doing well in the garden: succulents

Sep 20, 2011
What’s doing well in the garden: succulents

I’ve been in a “stock taking” mood lately, looking at various parts of the garden to see how they’ve come along. Comparing the current state to, say, last year is useful in assessing what has done well and what hasn’t—and whether you’re h...

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