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Geno's Garden
It’s September … Time to Plant Something!

Sep 2, 2011

flickr photo by Tigerzeye Every fall I write the same thing .... plant now ... plants can settle in before the winter dormancy sets in ... get a head start over plants that don't go in til spring. Mother Nature wrote the rule book and some things don...

Bamboo and More
Garden bullies: plants that start out nice but then take over

Sep 2, 2011
Garden bullies: plants that start out nice but then take over

I could have sworn that we don’t, but every garden has them: Plants that start out all nice and friendly but eventually flex their muscles and throw their weight around. My wife calls them “bullies,” and in a way they are because they try to domi...

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Jenn's Cooking Garden
Edible front yard full of Melons, Squash and Pumpkins!

Sep 1, 2011
Edible front yard full of Melons, Squash and Pumpkins!

As the years go by I run out of growing space. This year I have converted my front yard into an Edible Garden. I have also started buying native plants and have been tucking them here and there.My front yard has full sun all day, it starts to...

Read Between the Limes
Dissecting the Birthday Goody Bag

Dissecting the Birthday Goody Bag

So....my favorite person in the world is turning 5 this weekend. Yes, while the rest of you may have a different understanding of what Labor Day means, it will forever remind me of that one Labor Day weekend I had 5 years ago, where three days of labo...

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Succulents: Living stones brighten late-summer doldrums

Sep 1, 2011
Succulents: Living stones brighten late-summer doldrums

Rumor has it there are people who actually prefer work to, say, gardening, but I’m definitely not one of them. Unfortunately, work does take up a large chunk of my time since I have to earn a living, and this week has been particularly busy. I haven�...

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Bamboo and More
Farfugium lovers, check out Alternative Eden

Aug 31, 2011
Farfugium lovers, check out Alternative Eden

Most gardeners have never heard of farfugiums. They are wonderful shade-tolerant foliage plants from Japan, and I’ve been in love with them for a number of years. I blogged about them several times before (1 2) and will do another post in the fall. M...

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Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Aug 31, 2011
Wordless Wednesday

 

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Read Between the Limes
Excited to share my garden with complete strangers: Arden Park Garden Tour Sept. 17

Excited to share my garden with complete strangers: Arden Park Garden Tour Sept. 17

My neighborhood is having their 2nd annual garden tour on September 17th, and lucky me, I've been asked to participate. As much as I might be stressing about how "unconventional" my garden is, I'm also very excited to share some of my passions with co...

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Bamboo and More on Facebook

Aug 30, 2011
Bamboo and More on Facebook

Some of you know this already, but others may not. Bamboo and More has a page on Facebook where all my posts are syndicated automatically. If you prefer to follow me on Facebook, it’s easy to do. Simply go to this page and click the Like button. All ...

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Blue Thumb
Sue Gage Jennings, Sacramento

There is palpable energy in the room when you are talking with Sue Gage Jennings about absolutely anything to do with conservation of water, the soil and other natural resources. She is a wellspring of information and ideas and willingly shares her “...

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