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Motels: What a difference plants make

Mar 22, 2015
Motels: What a difference plants make

I’ve stayed in a lot of motels and hotels over the years. If somebody else picks up the tab, I don’t say no to $$$ places, but in general I opt for a reasonable balance between comfort and price. Typically I know what to do expect and am rarely surprised. But today I...

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2015 Spring break trip to San Diego

Index of all posts from my March 2015 trip to Southern California. Motels: What a difference plants make (Carpinteria, March 22, 2015) Agave attenuata on every street corner (Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, March 23, 2015)

The Natomas Farm
….the pigs love the attention of our tours

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Mar 18, 2015
….the pigs love the attention of our tours

There are not many farms that a family can visit here in the Sacramento County area. There were a few farms that allowed tours...but have since stopped doing that. Farmer Deno is a firm believer that all kids should spend a little time exploring the wo...

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Belated Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2015

Belated Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – March 2015

“A day late, a dollar short,” is that how the saying goes? I guess I’m three dollars short then since the official Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the 15th of each month.

Personally, I prefer the saying “Better later than never.” In that spirit, here’s what blooming in my garden right...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 2015

Tomorrow starts one of my favorite events of the year! From March 18-22 the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show is a must go to destination for anyone interesting in gardening. This is a public exhibition held at the San Mateo Event Center just South of the San Francisco Airport. It’s worth...

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Spring anticipation

Spring anticipation

Spring is synonymous with flowers. But before they burst open in all their glory, there’s that time of waiting that I enjoy almost as much. Here’s what’s getting me excited in anticipation right now.

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Dyckia ‘Burgundy Ice’ getting ready to flower...

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March 2015 snapshot of the front yard

March 2015 snapshot of the front yard

Tuesday was uncharacteristically overcast. We haven’t had have days like that very often lately—it’s been nothing but sun, sun, sun. I was happy and took the opportunity to photograph the front yard. These pictures will serve as reference points for later comparison, especially since in essence I’ve redone the area you...

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Yellow and pink: spring at the UC Davis Arboretum

Yellow and pink: spring at the UC Davis Arboretum

Last weekend was as busy as the entire week had been, but on Sunday afternoon I was able to carve out an hour for a quick visit to the UC Davis Arboretum. (It’s only 10 minutes from my house so it’s not a big trip.) Specifically, I wanted to see how the acacias in...

The Natomas Farm
….my Mom is in jail?

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Mar 8, 2015
….my Mom is in jail?

First born of 2015......this little guy appeared this afternoon. It's a big mystery where he was hatched within the coop or coop yard. I suppose the hen's instinct is to hide the young.Poor thing.....he is looking at his Mom through the wire....wonderi...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
China Garden

China Garden

China Garden-Malakoff Diggins State Park
One gets an almost spiritual feeling when entering this place. This is China Garden, located in the Nevada County Gold Rush Community of North Bloomfield, also known as Humbug, in the Malakoff Diggins State Park. It has remained untouched since Humbug was designated...

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