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Looking for spring during a break in the rain

Mar 24, 2011
Looking for spring during a break in the rain

Today we had torrential downpours alternating with periods of sunshine, and I took advantage of the latter to look for a few signs of spring. I needed confirmation that this is actually late March, not late November as the weather would have you believ...

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Read Between the Limes
I think we found spring?

I think we found spring?

The first blooms are starting to appear.... and I am still assessing the damage from Winter.... with the help of Ladybug girl and her magnifying glass. She finds beauty in everything, even several days of rain and gloom...She ignores the fact that th...

Bamboo and More
Wordless Wednesday

Mar 23, 2011
Wordless Wednesday


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Bamboo and More
Rain, rain, go away…

Mar 22, 2011
Rain, rain, go away…

In spring, one of the things I look forward to most during the week is working in the yard on the weekend. There are so many things that need attention, and I’m eager to get cracking on them, but the rain made yard work impossible this past weekend. ...

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Bamboo and More
After the storm

Mar 21, 2011
After the storm

For the past four days, Northern California has been hit by one winter storm after another. In the mountains it’s been snowing like crazy, and here in the Sacramento Valley it’s been raining cats and dogs. Yesterday the rain was accompanied by win...

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Jenn's Cooking Garden
Yay!!!! Its SPRING!

Mar 20, 2011
Yay!!!! Its SPRING!

Spring has sprung!Gardeners all over are Happy she has finally arrived. We are still having alot of rain in my neck of the woods.Although, it certainly hasn't stopped me from getting my green thumb deep into some soil.I have been busy wi...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Putting the A in SAcrAmento VegetAble GArdening!

Putting the A in SAcrAmento VegetAble GArdening!

Waterlogged and Windy BackyardDear Southern California: Supplying you with a clean, fresh, plentiful supply of water this year will NOT be a problem. Signed, A Waterlogged Northern Californian.Plenty of puddles and minor storm damage (as the photo to y...

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NorCal plant sales, Spring 2011

Mar 20, 2011

Spring is plant sale time in Northern California. I love scouting for unusual plants, and these events are perfect for finding plants regular nurseries don’t carry. In an effort to keep track of all the sales that are happening in the next few months...

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Daffodil Planter
Daffodil Blogorama 2011

Daffodil Blogorama 2011

Narcissus Nirvana returns, with the second annual Daffodil Blogorama (a round-up of blog posts about daffodils) and a giveaway from First Daffodils 2011 for devotees of daffodils!First, some news from the annual meeting of the American Daffodil Society...

Bamboo Geek
Rain, rain, rain… is helping the bamboo shoot, shoot, shoot!

Rain, rain, rain… is helping the bamboo shoot, shoot, shoot!

It's a long stretch of rain, which can be grey and dull, but holds great promise for the shooting season for running bamboo here in Sacramento.  Last week, I discovered, with great joy, that my Phylostachys edulis 'Moso' was shooting.  The de...



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