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Wordless Wednesday: Black Eyed Susan

Jun 29, 2011
Wordless Wednesday: Black Eyed Susan


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Brown Thumb Mama
Mama’s Back!

Jun 28, 2011

Getting ready for Thumbelina's arrival (Baby Thumb? Brown Thumb Baby?) derailed us for a bit, but now I'm back. Our summer plans changed a bit--some of the front yard garden is mulched and not planted, and I didn't get as many veggies started as I woul...

Read Between the Limes
Rainy Summer

Rainy Summer

Today's forecast said rain, and since we are just a couple days from July....I didn't take Mark Finan seriously. Boy was I wrong. There's not much that keeps us from going outside to check on the garden. On a day that we should have had 90-100 degree ...

Bamboo and More
Sacramento Valley from the air

Jun 28, 2011
Sacramento Valley from the air

On Monday I had the opportunity to go flying with our friend B. who is visiting from Australia. I had flown with him several times before, and I was only too happy to do it again. The world is so different from the air—what looks familiar on the grou...

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Not So Crafty
Dahlia Update

Jun 28, 2011
Dahlia Update


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Blue Thumb
Container Gardening Can Be Water Wise if You Are!

Jun 27, 2011
Container Gardening Can Be Water Wise if You Are!

Last time around, we discussed water conservation in the vegetable garden, and the article was essentially directed at gardens planted in the ground. However, there are many talented gardeners out there who grow fabulous veggies and ornamentals in con...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Happy Cactus Monday….More Succulents

Happy Cactus Monday….More Succulents

Blooming Gymnocalycium altagraciense with Euphorbia and Mammillaria gracilis fragilis 'Thimble Cactus'I hope everyone had a great weekend. We didn't do anything. We did make some lists of things to do before our vacation. You know things to do or br...

Bamboo and More
Our backyard in June

Jun 26, 2011
Our backyard in June

For me, springtime is the most active time in the garden. There’s winter cleanup to do, removing plants that either died or don’t look good in a certain spot any more, buying new plants, and in general doing what I can to make the space as beautifu...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Potato harvest: Would you like fries with that?

Potato harvest: Would you like fries with that?

Sack of Spuds Anyone?It's a line I know well and repeated often during my youthful years in high school and later in college. And the answer was almost always, "yes, absolutely." Because if you're going to commit the foody sin of treating yourself to a...

Bamboo Geek
Dragonflies in the garden…

Dragonflies in the garden…

I have been amazed today at the number of Dragonflies perching on my bamboo and flying about.  Some are metallic blue, some are fire red.  They are truly beautiful creatures.I've always wondered why we have some many in my Rocklin neighborhoo...

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