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Ancient prickly pear at the Sonoma Mission

Ancient prickly pear at the Sonoma Mission

Yesterday was Veterans Day, one of the few public holidays we have in the U.S. I played hooky and went on a road trip with a friend to Sonoma, just a little over an hour from Davis. After exploring Quarryhill Botanical Garden outside the small town of Glen...

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The Farmer Fred Rant
How Much Cold Can Your Citrus Trees Handle?

How Much Cold Can Your Citrus Trees Handle?

We are entering the shivering season for the Central Valley, Bay Area and low foothills. Late November through mid-February is the most critical time here for protecting frost-susceptible plants.Frost Cloths Protecting Lemons, Mandarins, OrangesThis is...

The Farmer Fred Rant
How Much Cold Can Your Citrus Trees Handle?

How Much Cold Can Your Citrus Trees Handle?

We are entering the shivering season for the Central Valley, Bay Area and low foothills. Late November through mid-February is the most critical time here for protecting frost-susceptible plants.Frost Cloths Protecting Lemons, Mandarins, OrangesThis is...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Plant of the Week Echeveria Raindrops

Plant of the Week  Echeveria Raindrops

As a lot of you know I have a certain fondness for Echeveria's.  I don't know if it is the shape or what but they are my favorites in the succulent world and I actually dedicated a whole bed to them.  So with this in mind I am going to dedica...

Daffodil Planter
Top Ten Daffodils for the Longest Blooming Season

How can you choose among the thousands of daffodils? Start with this list, for the daffodils that are first to bloom, and last to close out the season, with lots of lovelies in between. I chose these top ten, must-grow daffodils because:They ...

Bamboo and More
More front yard makeover baby steps

More front yard makeover baby steps

The front yard—at least the planting strip outside the 4-foot fence—is continuing the transformation that started when we removed the Pittosporum tobira hedge and created a mounded “desert garden” instead (I’ve consolidated all the posts relating to this project here).

Some of the grasses and perennials that have been in...

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Bamboo and More
More front yard makeover baby steps

More front yard makeover baby steps

The front yard—at least the planting strip outside the 4-foot fence—is continuing the transformation that started when we removed the Pittosporum tobira hedge and created a mounded “desert garden” instead (I’ve consolidated all the posts relating to this project here).

Some of the grasses and perennials that have been in...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Front Yard Rock Garden

Front Yard Rock Garden

Today my neighbor said, "I read your article in the Sacramento Bee."  "It was great.".  It's nice to know that people are reading what you are writing.  Since I had been working on my front yard project for most of the summer I decided the November article needed to be about it.

I have...

Daffodil Planter
Best Daffodils for your Region

Best Daffodils for your Region

Are you wondering which daffodils will succeed in your garden? Will 'Barrett Browning' thrive in your county?It's more than knowing a daffodil will bloom in "USDA zone 7", when zone 7 gardens can be found in the arid Sierra Nevada foothills, or in swam...

Bamboo and More
Plant of the week: Aeonium hierrense and Aeonium escobarii

Plant of the week: Aeonium hierrense and Aeonium escobarii

Loree Bohl over at Danger Garden started the “favorite plant of the week” meme a few years ago. Many other garden bloggers have followed suit. I’ve done a few “plant of the week” posts but never with any kind of regularity. Today’s post is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon plant portraits.

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