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Wordless Wednesday

Jun 8, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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Jenn's Cooking Garden
Are you smarter then a Smart Pot?

Jun 7, 2011
Are you smarter then a Smart Pot?

Smart Pots! Have you ever used one?I am  trying out a Smart Pot  thanks to  Peaceful Valley!A Smart Pot is an aeration container used for growing in. You can grow just about anything in a Smart Pot. I am excited to try this pro...

Bamboo and More
Welcome back, sun!

Jun 7, 2011
Welcome back, sun!

The Sacramento area has had the strangest weather this past spring. Temperatures 20-25°F below normal; rain and hail in the valley, and snow in the mountains; thunderstorms and even funnel clouds. These are not weather phenomena we see here very often...

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Bamboo Geek
‘Pom Poms’ on my bamboo…

‘Pom Poms’ on my bamboo…

Saw the weirdest growth pattern on a clumping bamboo, Bambusa multiplex 'Silverstripe', normally on the nodes you will see maybe 8-10 branchlets.  As I was showing a customer around the bamboo garden, something caught my eye.  At first, a dir...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
A break in the rain!

A break in the rain!

It has been raining so much in the Sacramento valley the last two weeks. So when we had a break in the rain the other day I ran outside and took some shots of a few of my beauties in the garden.This is one of two large pots that sits in my backyard...

Bamboo and More
Red hot pokers are common sight

Jun 6, 2011
Red hot pokers are common sight

Red hot poker time, that is. I’ve been meaning to write about this wonderful South African native all spring. Red hot poker, or torch lily, belongs to the genus Kniphofia, of which which there are about 70 different species. Only a few of them are co...

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Read Between the Limes
Garden Inspiration: Mickey Mouse

Garden Inspiration: Mickey Mouse

Recently we were lucky enough to meet with one of the most inspirational gardeners of all time, Mickey Mouse.I have to say, this is the first garden tour I've been on that I've been eager to get the home-owners autograph. Out of embarrassment, I made ...

Bamboo and More
Bye bye calla lilies

Jun 5, 2011
Bye bye calla lilies

We have a row of calla lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) lining a narrow planting strip on the north side of the house. We planted them over 10 years ago from bulbs given to us by friends, and they have multiplied many times over since then. They go dor...

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Read Between the Limes
Garden Fun With Kids: Worm Bins

Garden Fun With Kids: Worm Bins

A couple of years ago we put together some worm bins in our back yard with my daughter and her cousins. I had followed the instructions on The Germinatrix's website, and bought two Rubbermaid bins for each worm "house", some window screen scraps, and ...

Read Between the Limes
Garden inspiration on a rainy day

Garden inspiration on a rainy day

It's June 4th and we've got weather like it's March. My skin is pale, my tomato plants are catching diseases, and the weeds have taken over my garden. We spent this morning looking for a reminder that Summer is coming, and found it at Green Acre's Nur...

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