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Heaven is…Santa Rosa Plum season

Heaven is…Santa Rosa Plum season

Tree Ripened Santa Rosa Plum Ready for PickingHeaven is....Life with the wife that is Venus.Heaven is...Happiness.Heaven is...Santa Rosa Plum season.I must admit -- I've been waiting for this. Not a year or two mind you -- but a lifetime. You don't rem...

Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Jun 29, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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

Jun 29, 2011

Each Wednesday I'll share a tip to make your week go more smoothly or just make you say "aha!" Summertime barbecues mean lots of family and friends traipsing through your house--potentially where they aren't wanted. If you're throwing a party and want...

Not So Crafty
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...

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