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2016 Spring Fling at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

2016 Spring Fling at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Yesterday I went on a field trip with the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. It coincided with the RBG’s 2016 Spring Fling, a new name for their annual spring plant sale. I was so busy yakking with people that I didn’t take...

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3/22/2016: Grow, Cambria Shores Inn, Hearst Castle

3/22/2016: Grow, Cambria Shores Inn, Hearst Castle

Another busy day today, proving just how much there is to see on this stretch of the Central California Coast. I took over 200 photos—more than enough for a handful of posts. Just when I thought I was done, there was something else wanting to be photographed.

Our first stop was the...

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What caught my eye at Green Acres Nursery in Sacramento

What caught my eye at Green Acres Nursery in Sacramento

I’ve been cooped up at work all week but yesterday I was able to slip out for an hour to see what’s going on at Green Acres Nursery.

Green Acres has five locations now; the one closest to my house is the one in Sacramento on the corner of...

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Wednesday Vignette: Smart Plants

Wednesday Vignette: Smart Plants

Will buying a “Smart Plant” make me smart, too?

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The Wednesday Vignette meme is hosted by Anna Kullgren over at Flutter and Hum. You can read her current Wednesday Vignette...

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Ruth Bancroft Garden 2015 fall plant sale recap

Ruth Bancroft Garden 2015 fall plant sale recap

The calendar may say October, but the weather gods don’t seem to have gotten the message: We still hit the low 90s virtually every afternoon. Last Saturday, I was already sweating at 9:45 a.m. as I was standing in line at the Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG) waiting for the nursery to open for the...

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2015 Succulent Extravaganza recap

2015 Succulent Extravaganza recap

It’s a tradition now: The last Friday and Saturday of September are reserved in my calendar for the Succulent Extravaganza. Organized by Succulent Gardens, Northern California’s premier succulent grower, and held at their nursery in Castroville, the Succulent Extravaganza is a two-day affair jam packed with presentations, socializing and...

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Independent Sacramento nursery succulent selection

Independent Sacramento nursery succulent selection

Last week I reported that the succulent selection at the big box garden centers in the Sacramento area has gotten much better than it used to be. I had some time on the weekend so I decided to see what Green Acres, an independent nursery with four Sacramento area...

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Big box garden centers adapt to the drought in California

Big box garden centers adapt to the drought in California

I have a conflicted relationship with the big box home improvement chains (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Orchard Supply Hardware, etc.). On the one hand, I appreciate the one-stop shopping and huge range of products they offer, on the other hand I lament how they have all but eliminated the small, independent hardware stores that...

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Green Acres in Elk Grove: the newest nursery in the Sacramento area

Green Acres in Elk Grove: the newest nursery in the Sacramento area

While the Sacramento metro area is home to 2.2 million people (#26 in the nation for population), the opening of a new nursery is not a common event. In fact, the trend over the last 10 years has been going in the other direction, with several cherished nurseries closing during the

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Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Apr 8, 2015
Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Since our recent trip to Southern California was primarily a family vacation, I stopped at only two nurseries. I’ve already blogged about the first one, Seaside Gardens located in the Santa Barbara area. The second one was called Sunshine Gardens—with such similar names, I constantly keep getting them mixed...

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