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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: First fruits

Jun 21, 2014
#100HappyDays: First fruits

Visualize caprese salad! And salsa! And bruschetta! And, and, and... June 16, 2014.Few things I love more than a perfectly ripe garden tomato. That I have about a thousand (touch wood) following this first one is incredible.xoxo,happy green thumb#100Ha...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Perennials guru closes down his benefit plant sales

Just like his beloved perennials, Bob Hamm keeps coming back for more. But the challenges of maintaining his benefit plant sales through this summer appear overwhelming to the longtime volunteer.

This week, Hamm is shutting down his backyard nursery operation with an everything-must-go kind of clearance sale of unusual and rare...

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Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
My Dasylirion wheeleri is Blooming!

My Dasylirion wheeleri is Blooming!

The other day I was outside watering my succulents when I looked over to see something strange coming out of my Dasylirion wheeleri.  Then I looked up!  How could I have missed this!?  It was a huge bloom stalk shooting towards the sky! ...

Not So Crafty
Exploring the School Garden

Jun 18, 2014
Exploring the School Garden

I was bored with our usual playground routine so one day Max and I took off to one of the local elementary schools. I was pleasantly surprised to find gardens throughout the school. There was the main garden area with cute signs and raised beds. But there were also small more personal little gardens...

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Not So Crafty
What’s Blooming in the Garden

Jun 18, 2014
What’s Blooming in the Garden

  Here’s just a few shots of what’s blooming in our garden this month.  My camera and cellphone are currently filled with pictures. It’s the loading them and writing on the blog that I’m having trouble with. So far it’s been a very nice summer with just one awful heatwave. It’s going to be...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Plums are for Drinkin!

Plums are for Drinkin!

Santa Rosa Plum CocktailsSilly rabbit! Trix are for kids! And fresh plums from the yard aren't for munching -- although they do make a nice snack in the morning, afternoon or night. No -- fresh plums are for drinking! And I have the proof. Look Ma! Pho...

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Bamboo and More
Embrace spikiness!

Embrace spikiness!

Spines, spikes, prickles, bristles and teeth—nothing to be afraid of! What’s a few drops of blood sacrificed on the altar of succulence?

Enjoy this random selection of photos of the plants we love best!

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Aloe marlothii

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Bamboo and More
Return to Peacock Horticultural Nursery in Sebastopol, CA

Return to Peacock Horticultural Nursery in Sebastopol, CA

A couple of Saturdays ago, after finishing the Garden Conservancy’s Marin County Open Day, I decided to drive up to Sebastopol in western Sonoma County to pick up the ‘Night Rider’ camellia I had waiting for me at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.

If you read my...

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mamawolfe
Deep Gratitude

Jun 17, 2014
Deep Gratitude

There was deep gratitude in our garden Sunday night. All the people who love her were there to celebrate. Never quite sure who was coming, each time the front door opened, a new face of someone who played an enormous role in one aspect of her life entered into our space of celebration. There...

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AccessLocal.TV
VIDEO: Jack Davis Community Park Party

Jun 16, 2014

On Sunday, June 8, the community of South Oak Park held its monthly Park Party. Park parties occur every second Sunday and are a great ...

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