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Weekend chores

Apr 5, 2011
Weekend chores

This past weekend was very productive. Taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather, we spent most of Saturday in the yard. My wife pruned our bay trees, which resulted in a pile of trimmings that was as impressive in its volume as it was fragrant ...

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Geno's Garden
Getting Ready for the Cal State Garden Show; Mi Casa Verde

Apr 4, 2011

Much time spent looking at color swatches and books...  but now the s... hits the fan. here's the empty hall at Cal Expo. It's depressing, certainly not encouraging. ("Why did I chose such a large space!?!")  ...so that's what a sheetrock wall looks like on the inside ...(doesn't Steve have nice legs?).  6 pallets of these babies.  Victor...

Read Between the Limes
Hunting for Ladybugs with Ladybug Girl

Hunting for Ladybugs with Ladybug Girl

Wasn't the weather awesome today? It was the perfect day for an adventure! "Follow me," says my Ladybug girl, "we're going on a hunt!" For those of you who don't know, Ladybug Girl is an awesome series of books that encourages imagination and awesom...

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Strawflower cactus rant

Apr 4, 2011
Strawflower cactus rant

I realize that by posting this I’m professing my ignorance about something that is probably a lot more common than I ever knew. I must be too much of a babe in the woods to realize that there’s very little the nursery industry won’t do to make a ...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Reusing Jars for Bulk Food Storage

Apr 3, 2011

About a year ago, I recycled all of my plastic containers. We use Pyrex containers for leftovers, and have started recycling all kinds of other containers in our pantry. Unless there's an outstanding coupon deal, bulk food purchases here are always ch...

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Enjoying spring and frozen yogurt

Apr 3, 2011
Enjoying spring and frozen yogurt

Another sunny spring day in the People’s Republic of Davis. After 6+ hours of yard work that had everyone pinching in—including the girls—we treated ourselves to frozen yogurt at Davis Commons in downtown. As is our custom, we walked over to the ...

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Bamboo Geek
Springtime bamboo shoots…

Springtime bamboo shoots…

Our weather this weekend in the Sacramento region was wonderful (low-80's).  I even had to second-guess myself twice this weekend, switching from jeans to shorts mid-day, as the days transitioned quickly from slightly chilly (very slightly) to dow...

Jenn's Cooking Garden
California Flower Food & Garden show

Apr 2, 2011
California Flower Food & Garden show

Garden shows are happening everywhere this time of year! I am super excited about this one  Cal State Garden Show !I have the honor of working with Jeannie Hanson of Geno's Garden!Jeannie is a Garden Designer, coach and wr...

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Lilac is blooming

Apr 2, 2011
Lilac is blooming

It took two months from bud break, but our lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Blue Skies’) is finally blooming. I wish I could digitize its fragrance and attach it to this post! Those of you living in more temperate climes probably don’t quite understand ...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Fear This Beard, Brian Wilson!!!

Fear This Beard, Brian Wilson!!!

A Beard for Brian? I think not!Just in time for the start of Major League Baseball season!!! A beard that you won't see Brian Wilson wearing on the mound for your San Francisco Giants anytime soon.Can you only begin to imagine how they would react when...



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