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Brown Thumb Mama
Where can I donate…?!?

Sep 19, 2011

I’m always trying to downsize and streamline our posessions before they take over the house. We’ll never be called true minimalists, but looking at an organized cabinet or linen closet is a great feeling. Since I don’t like to throw things awa...

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Game to 100
Garden teaches self-acceptance

Sep 19, 2011
Garden teaches self-acceptance

  My garden gave me a lesson in aging and self-acceptance last week.   I had been pushing my physical training in hopes of getting into better shape for the fall basketball league. I added straight running, which I haven’t done since before … Continue reading

Bamboo and More
Alphonse Karr bamboo revisited

Sep 19, 2011
Alphonse Karr bamboo revisited

Last Halloween I helped friends of ours plant three Alphonse Karr bamboos (Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’) in their backyard. Click here to read that post. I recommended Alphonse Karr because it is a beautiful clumping bamboo that thrives in our...

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Bamboo Geek
Notes from a radio interview: Top seven clumping bamboo varieties to create a perfect privacy screen…

Notes from a radio interview: Top seven clumping bamboo varieties to create a perfect privacy screen…

Had a great time today talking with Farmer Fred Hoffman on his 'Get Growing' gardening radio show on 650 AM KSTE.  The podcasted show can be heard here - Listen (9/18/11 broadcasts).So, in preparation for the radio interview I transferred my top s...

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A few things in the yard that caught my eye

Sep 17, 2011
A few things in the yard that caught my eye

It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of September. Even though the thermometer still climbs into the high 80s in the afternoon, there’s a definite chill in the air in the morning, and on some trees the leaves are beginning to change color ever so...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Arboretum plans for birthday bash

Seeds: Arboretum plans for birthday bash

UC Davis' beloved arboretum marks its 75th anniversary next Saturday, the start of what will be a near-yearlong party. Ducks congregate at the arboretum, a place inhabited by many other creatures. The purple dome aster, one of the UC Davis Ar...

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Read Between the Limes
Garden inspiration: Get fun, funky with Talini’s Nursery

Garden inspiration: Get fun, funky with Talini’s Nursery

Talini's Nursery is a wonderland for fans of color and whimsy. Every item in the nursery seems to have a story, from their Mexican pottery (totally drool worthy, I want it all)........to Casper, their Horticultural Fetis Catus, and perhaps Talini's ve...

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I like spiders, but…

Sep 16, 2011
I like spiders, but…

Unlike many people, I have nothing against spiders. I know how useful they are in keeping a lid on mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. As a matter of fact, in our family we go out of our way to take spiders outside when we find them inside. And we’...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Winner! The Hour that Matters Most

Sep 15, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! The lucky recipient of The Hour that Matters Most, selected by random.org, is... Irene! Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Bamboo Geek
Beautiful bamboo makes my heart go ‘pitter-patter!’

Beautiful bamboo makes my heart go ‘pitter-patter!’

Loving my combined hedge of Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo' (with larger leaves) and Bambusa tuldoides 'Punting Pole' (smaller leaves).  Both of these are clumping varieties, max out at 35 feet tall and love the heat of Sacramento....

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