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Brown Thumb Mama
Got Birds?

Feb 16, 2012

What gardener doesn’t? Around here, they’re either splashing in the birdbath or pigging out at the hummingbird feeder. And this weekend, you have permission to sit on your duff and do nothing but watch them. It’s time for the 15th annual Great ...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
It’s Blogger’s Bloom Day!

It’s Blogger’s Bloom Day!

Quickie post to show you a bunch of succulent blooms!  No these are not blooming at this time.  But I wanted to go back and show you some color and photos of blooms in the past!  Have fun!Crassula capitella ssp. thyrsiflora Monanthe...

Bamboo and More
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens: One of the most interesting nurseries I’ve visited

Feb 15, 2012
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens: One of the most interesting nurseries I’ve visited

Last weekend we visited family in Watsonville, CA, just south of Santa Cruz, probably the most iconic beach town in Northern California. While Santa Cruz is hip, cool and over-educated, Watsonville is agricultural and down to earth. The bulk of strawbe...

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

Feb 15, 2012

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" After painting a room, grab a big piece of cardboard and paint it the color of your new room. Then write the brand, paint number, and name on the back. When ...

Bamboo and More
One Word Wednesday: Sundog

Feb 15, 2012
One Word Wednesday: Sundog


Brown Thumb Mama
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14, 2012

What's more lovey-dovey to a gardener than snuggly carrots? Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Lamm Farm
The Metal Building

Feb 13, 2012
The Metal Building

Last weekend, we poured a concrete foundation for our new, old, new to the farm lavender drying shed.  We’ve been talking quite a bit about outbuildings for the farm lately and though it may seem like nothing special, barns and … Continue reading

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UC Santa Cruz Arboretum late winter update

Feb 13, 2012
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum late winter update

I visited the University of Santa Cruz Arboretum last October and I wrote three blog posts: about the South African Gardens, the Australian Gardens and bamboos and succulents. Last weekend were in the Santa Cruz area and I took the opportunity to make ...

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Bamboo Geek
Another Bamboo ‘How-To’: How to tell when your bamboo plant needs to be watered…

Another Bamboo ‘How-To’: How to tell when your bamboo plant needs to be watered…

After years of caring for bamboo plants, you get to know its particular behavior as it deals with extreme environmental conditions.  Bamboo offers a tell-tale sign when it needs a basic element - water.  In this Bamboo 'How-To', we show the s...

Read Between the Limes
Our quest for Pliny the Younger

Our quest for Pliny the Younger

Some may say that planning a mini-vacation around the release of a beer is crazy.  Those people don't know my husband and I, and clearly they don't know good beer.  Months ago we vacationed with friends in Bodega Bay and took a day trip to Ru...

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