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Sneak peak: Arden Park Garden Tour

Sneak peak: Arden Park Garden Tour

Tonight I got to go on a sneak peak of the homes that will be in the Arden Park Garden Tour on September 17th. First of all, can I say that I can not wait until I retire and have the time and money to implement what these people have? Seriously, I like...

Awake at the Whisk
5 Common Mistakes that Ruin Your Fresh Tomatoes—and How to Avoid Them

Sep 6, 2011

Love heirloom tomatoes? Feel like crying every time one turns rotten before you’ve had a chance to eat it? Problem is, many of us are mistreating our poor tomatoes and [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other c...

Bamboo and More
Latest additions to my cactus collection

Sep 5, 2011
Latest additions to my cactus collection

Whenever I happen to be a home improvement center, hardware store or nursery, I can’t help check out their succulent selection. While in previous years I was focused on larger succulents suitable for in-ground planting, especially agaves, aloes and y...

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Read Between the Limes
How to throw a magical garden party for kids

How to throw a magical garden party for kids

Thankfully my daughter shares in that joy, and has asked me two years in a row to throw her an Alice in Wonderland party for her birthday. She's smart, she knows that if it's an Alice theme, I'll go way over board. (she's right, by the way).

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Sometimes you have to whack it back

Sometimes you have to whack it back

Isn't it special when you first plant in your yard, flower bed or pot. You are so excited to watch the transition from little baby to beautiful blooming plant. It's like a new pair of shoes or car. You want to show them off so everyone will be as ...

Bamboo and More
Lucky again!

Sep 4, 2011
Lucky again!

Ever since my lucky bamboo died in June, it seems that my wheel of fortune has been on a slight downward tilt. The milk I use for my morning coffee seems to spoil more frequently than before, my socks have more holes than usual, and last week a mouse d...

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Bamboo Geek
Soaking up the sun… Sacramento style.

Soaking up the sun… Sacramento style.

Today was one of those dreaded Sacramento days weather-wise.  It is that time of year where we see extreme weather, Sacramento-style.  Hot... very hot.  topped 100 degrees in Rocklin.  Now, I must say this has been mild for a Sacram...

Bamboo and More
My favorite flowers this year

Sep 3, 2011
My favorite flowers this year

I’m looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend and hope to get plenty of work done in the garden, at least in the mornings when it’s still cool (a high of 97°F is expected for Saturday and Sunday). I want to repot a few things, but I need to g...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Spinning yarns in Placerville

Seeds: Spinning yarns in Placerville

Oh, the tales she can tell after she began to spin yarns. Who knows where a thread may lead? Sometimes, it's home. Lexi Boeger winds what she calls the world's longest skein of handspun yarn – 10 1/2 miles so far – in preparation for the...

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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...

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