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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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The Blue Muse
Peppermint oil: A rather useless squirrel deterrent

Peppermint oil: A rather useless squirrel deterrent

Damn squirrels have dug up the coleus plants in the three bottom pots repeatedly!I curse caterpillars aloud. I've been known to chase turkeys off the lawn while flailing wildly and I have no compunction against yelling at grub-hunting birds (with appro...

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The Natomas Farm
……..are you prepared for period of being away

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Nov 9, 2014
……..are you prepared for period of being away

  Life on a farm is simply fantastic. Open space.....chitter-chattering animals in the barn....the smell of wild grasses and flowers.....so forth. No traffic......nor those annoying helicopters looking for thugs of the night.Get that third cu...

The Natomas Farm
…..the big recycle

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Nov 9, 2014
…..the big recycle

This year we are re-starting our free wood chip mulch for our community, installing worm bins, finishing the bee hive "island" that we have been building.....and a host of other projects that simply requires a front loader. I found this this ...

Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents
Crash And a Little of This

Crash And a Little of This

In the last post I show'd you how to make Succulent pumpkins.  And it was really fun being on Good Day Sacramento.  My week started off great but then bang.  And I mean bang!  I was on my way to my back doctor.  I had just gott...

Bamboo and More
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 2 of 2

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 2 of 2

Part 1 of this post ended at the edge of Onomea Stream. Let’s continue from there.

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Onomea Stream just below Onomea Falls. As you can see, the setting is magnificent. I was imagining laying in a hammock between two...

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Bamboo and More
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 2 of 2

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 2 of 2

Part 1 of this post ended at the edge of Onomea Stream. Let’s continue from there.

140726_HawaiiTropicalBotanicalGarden_creek_pano

Onomea Stream just below Onomea Falls. As you can see, the setting is magnificent. I was imagining laying in a hammock between two...

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Bamboo and More
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 1 of 2

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 1 of 2

One of the most beautiful places we visited on the island of Hawaii this summer was the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (HTBG).

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Located on a 17-acre site above Onomea Bay about 10 miles north of Hilo, the HTBG was created...

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Bamboo and More
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 1 of 2

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, part 1 of 2

One of the most beautiful places we visited on the island of Hawaii this summer was the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (HTBG).

2014-11-06_map_of_hawaii

Located on a 17-acre site above Onomea Bay about 10 miles north of Hilo, the HTBG was created...

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The Blue Muse
13 things my spring gardener self needs to know

13 things my spring gardener self needs to know

The holy grail of gardening.As the summer gardening season fades away, I've got a bone to pick with myself for the choices I made earlier in the spring. Better planning and conscientiousness could have saved me a LOT of trouble and emotional energy (ye...

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