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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: State Fair shows water-wise awareness

Before the State Fair opened its gates Friday, visitors to Cal Expo already were noticing the drought-minded changes this summer.

“The grass on Exposition Boulevard is looking pretty sorry,” said Sonya Logman, Cal Expo’s external affairs director. “Actually, we’ve gotten phone calls – ‘Hey, you’ve got some sprinklers broken – your...

AccessLocal.TV
VIDEO: Irrigation Integration; The Oak Ridge Elementary School Garden Gets an Upgrade

Jul 10, 2014

On Wednesday July 2nd, volunteers arrived bright and early at Oak Ridge Elementary School to help with the upkeep of the campus’s garden. Their assistance allowed ...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Succulent Celebration Was Fantastic

Succulent Celebration Was Fantastic

I know this is really late since it has been a month since the celebration but better late than never!  This 2nd annual event was held on June 6-7th of this year.  It was held at Waterwise Botanicals in Escondio, CA.  I made the trip dow...

In Search of the Finer Things
2014 Garden So Far…

2014 Garden So Far…

It has been a bit of a crazy year with the baby, and since she just took her first steps this week, I expect my life is about to get that much crazier! Besides working from home and caring for an almost-one-year-old, I have also been busy with turning ...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Fear the Beard!

Fear the Beard!

Beard of Honeybees (A Swarm)
Sometimes -- even vegetable garden bloggers can hit mental subject roadblocks. It happens to the best of us. And, in my case, it happens to the worst of us. I knew I wanted to write about bees. But you just can't put pen...

Bamboo and More
Heading to the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, OR

Heading to the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, OR

pdx_fling_logoI’ll be offline until next week because I’m heading to Portland, Oregon for the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling. This is the 7th gathering of garden bloggers; most of them are from North America, but a surprising number will come across the Big Pond.

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

18 ounces of tomato goodness, July 5, 2014."Honeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, LOOK!" I exclaim, holding up a tomato the size of my head. (Well, almost.)Foisting the red orb at Mr. T, I continue to shout, "18 ounces!" which is a personal record.Weighing the fruit in...

Bamboo and More
Cousin Itt moves in

Cousin Itt moves in

Yesterday started out on a sad note as I removed yet another potted bamboo. This Sinobambusa tootsik ‘Albovariegata’ had been growing for years in a large bowl (29” wide by 14” tall) next to the family room slider. With its beautifully variegated leaves it was one of my favorite bamboos. Unfortunately, I had...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Hydrangeas in bloom

#100HappyDays: Hydrangeas in bloom

Pink hydrangeas in bloom, July 1, 2014.I might be risking "crazy plant lady" status what with how much time I've been spending in nurseries and in the dirt lately. (Nothing like planning a "yard warming party" to get a gardening obsession in full gear....

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: First Caprese salad of the season

#100HappyDays: First Caprese salad of the season

First Caprese salad of the season, June 29, 2014.Beefsteak tomatoes pulled from the garden + basil snipped from the front porch + fresh mozzarella + olive oil, cracked pepper and balsamic vinegar = heaven.That is all.xoxo,shawna#100HappyDays1. 24 Hours...

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