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The life of a (small time) potato farmer

The life of a (small time) potato farmer

All Blue Potato FlowerIt's been said -- by those who are much smarter than me -- that once you grow potatoes, you will always grow potatoes.This also includes the caveat of: Whether you want them or not.I'm here to tell you that the old saying is indee...

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How green does your garden grow, Sacramento?

May 24, 2012
How green does your garden grow, Sacramento?

One of my strongest memories involving food is from the vegetable garden my parents used to grow every summer in our backyard. The tomato plants would grow to tree-like proportions, the green beans were practically small shrubs, and the strawberries would peek like ruby gems from underneath their leaves. It was a veritable jungle...

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Natomas Rose Garden hosts mixer, seeks business

Business will be blooming this evening at Sacramento's newest public rose garden. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Natomas Rose Garden will host members of the Natomas Chamber of Commerce at a business mixer. Besides an opportunity for networking, the setting...

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Inviting Water to Stay Part II Thank You Very Mulch

May 24, 2012

The Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza Continued  Thank You Very Mulch   Exploring the Rain Garden and What You Will See Let us be clear about a few things. First, when you go to the new Rain Garden Plaza in … Continue reading →

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Inviting Water to Stay Part I

May 24, 2012

Welcome to the Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza, May 2012 Earlier this month I laid eyes on a beautiful thing. The City of Elk Grove cut the ribbon on the much anticipated Rain Garden Plaza that I’d been hearing about … Continue reading →

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How we saw the eclipse on May 20, 2012

May 23, 2012
How we saw the eclipse on May 20, 2012

The solar eclipse a few days ago was a huge topic of conversation around town. Although Davis wasn’t in the central path that saw a total eclipse, we could definitely see the effect. At 6:30pm the sunlight started to dim, and for 20 minutes everythin...

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See Sacramento modern masterpiece during SacMod home tour

See a mid-century modern gem during a special home tour, hosted by Sacramento Modern. On June 2, the Roush residence - one of Sacramento's most original and unusual homes - will be open to the public. Built in 1954 in Arden Oaks, the house was designe...

Brown Thumb Mama
Good golly, that’s a lot of artichokes

May 22, 2012

Yes, it most certainly is! There are 25 fine looking 'chokes in that pile just waiting to be cleaned and munched. I had no idea how well they would do when I planted them in the front yard garden. My reasoning was something like, "That's one of the f...

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Roberts to speak at Quarryhill’s ‘silver’ spring garden party

Celebrate spring in Sonoma and a quarter century of garden building June 2 at Quarryhill Botanical Garden. Located in Glen Ellen, the famous Asian-themed garden marks its silver anniversary with a "Spring Celebration" luncheon. Warren Roberts, superi...

In Search of the Finer Things
First Harvest of Potatoes

First Harvest of Potatoes

Yesterday I went out with my basket and dug up the first half of my potatoes. Next year, I will use much more compost for a greater yield, but the first harvest wasn't too shabby for container potato plants. There were Purple Majesty, Banana Fingerling...

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