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Off to the land of poutine and Nanaimo bars

Off to the land of poutine and Nanaimo bars

Do you know what poutine and Nanaimo bars are? If so, you know where we are headed on our 2015 summer vacation.

Here’s a photo of poutine:

Poutine. Photo by Yuri Long from Arlington, VA, USA (road_trip-9349.jpg) , via Wikimedia...

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2015 Pacific Northwest trip index

2015 Pacific Northwest trip index

Here are all the posts from our summer 2015 road trip through the Pacific Northwest.

Miles driven: 2,699 (4,343 km)
States/provinces visited: 4 (California, Oregon, Washington; British Columbia)

Daily posts from the road:

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Craftsman-inspired front yard in Carmichael, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Craftsman-inspired front yard in Carmichael, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Last Friday I showed you a fenced entry courtyard designed by Chris Corbett. After we were done photographing that project, we drove to the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael to see another front yard redesign. This one has a larger scope. In addition to the hardscape and planting scheme,...

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Gerhard on Google Street View

Gerhard on Google Street View

A couple of months ago, as I was stepping out of the house to get the mail, I saw a Google Street View car drive down our street. Little did I know that I would feature quite prominently in the photos of our house. Really, what are the odds?

The photos of...

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Tranquil entry courtyard in Davis, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Tranquil entry courtyard in Davis, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Recently Chris Corbett, a Davis-based architect and landscape designer, asked me if I would photograph some of his projects for his portfolio on Houzz. Even though I’m not a professional photographer and have no experience photographing landscape design projects other than what I’ve done for this blog, I said...

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Belated Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2015

Belated Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2015

The 15th of each month is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. You’d think I’d have committed this date to memory by now, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I’m late once again, but at least I have some nice flowers to show.

Friday’s official high of 108°F (42°C) here in Davis was...

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Floramagoria: tropical sizzle in Portland, OR

Floramagoria: tropical sizzle in Portland, OR

It’s been almost a year since the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, Oregon. I’ve written about a number of gardens I visited during this fantastic 3-day event, but there are several I’ve held out on until now. In light of the recent record-breaking temperatures here in Davis, CA (108°F...

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…..pass the sun screen please

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Jun 15, 2015
…..pass the sun screen please

The chickens are very upset with Farmer Deno. Last month I moved the pig den from the chicken yard .....to a new area that we call "The Fig Forest". This forest area has a handful of large fig trees.....plus we just finished planting 24 more trees in t...

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Perfect retirement home for succulent lovers

Perfect retirement home for succulent lovers

While walking along the oceanfront in La Jolla on our recent spring break trip to San Diego, we came upon Casa de Mañana, a retirement home where succulents clearly take center stage: The plantings in front of the Spanish-style complex were colorful and multi-textured while needing little...

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Halloween agave

Halloween agave

Our house is a magnet for spiders. I’ve blogged about this before (September 2011, May 2012, May 2013), and this year is no different. I’m not arachnophobic by any means; in fact, I’m glad the spiders hang out at your house to eat flies, mosquitoes and other insects...

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