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#GBFling14: Cistus Nursery, Sauvie Island

#GBFling14: Cistus Nursery, Sauvie Island

Time to rewind a couple of months to the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, OR. One of my personal highlights was a visit to Cistus Nursery located on picturesque Sauvie Island, a 26,000 acre island in the Columbia River north of Portland. 

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
My Favorite Mistakes

My Favorite Mistakes

Sheryl Crow got one. I gots many. Of the gardening kind that is. No -- the wife that is Venus is not my favorite mistake. However, there may be times when she might feel that way. Like most husbands, uh, I tend to "push the envelope."Canning JarsAnd th...

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The Natomas Farm
……and now our expansion

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Sep 5, 2014
……and now our expansion

The summer heat is just about gone now......same goes for the crops. It is that time of the year that Farmer Deno just loves.....expansion of the crop/orchard selections and construction. For the next five months anyone that drives by our farm will see...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
It Calls to Me…

It Calls to Me…

We now resume our regularly scheduled programming, already in progress...It's tough to write when your back hurts. It's tough to write after a shot to cure that pain suddenly causes all sorts of side effects that throw you for a double loop when you we...

The Natomas Farm
…..it’s been a busy summer

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Sep 1, 2014
…..it’s been a busy summer

The Calvary Lutheran Church of Rio Linda was just one of the "show n tell" shows we did this summer. Farmer Deno and Doc Jeanette likes to get involve with the community to do these little at these events......and in return we get our name out there in...

The Farmer Fred Rant
Every Season is Ant Season

Every Season is Ant Season

When it gets hot, the ants start marching indoors. When it rains, in come the ants. Too cold? The ants know where its nice and cozy: your kitchen, bathroom and pet food bowls. Outdoors, the pet food bowls and garbage cans are also ant attractants. Argentine ants, those busy little black ants,...

The Natomas Farm
……….the buzz zone

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Aug 31, 2014
……….the buzz zone

To harvest sweet n juicy Pluots....it's a battle zone. I am not talking about dragging a 12 foot orchard ladder all over the place....nor am I talking about getting poked in the eye with a branch.......nor getting a face whip from a tree branch. It's t...

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Labor Day visit to Annie’s Annuals

Labor Day visit to Annie’s Annuals

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials in Richmond, CA, one the most iconic nurseries in Northern California, is having a big Labor Day sale. Until Labor Day (Monday, September 2) all plants are 20% off.

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I took advantage of this opportunity for a quick...

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The Sacramento Bee
Historic Woodland ready for annual Stroll

There are benefits to being off the beaten path.

Richard Bellows cites location as key to the preservation of Woodland’s downtown, filled with buildings a century old or more.

“We’re not on Highway 99,” said Bellows, a local historian. “A lot of (central California) cities probably had mansions...

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Bamboo and More
What’s in bloom, August 2014 edition

What’s in bloom, August 2014 edition

For some reason, I always seem to miss the monthly Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from around the world post photos of what’s in flower in their garden at that particular point in time. Call me two weeks early or two weeks late, but here’s...

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