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    Checking on May projects

    by  • May 27, 2011 • Garden, Projects, Spring • 10 Comments

    Notes on what I am really doing in the garden. Mexican Primrose eradication in front beds Last Fall I decided to sift the soil of the front beds after the first quick weeding did nothing to get rid of this stubborn pretty. It is pretty at one stage, but dries to tall sticks throughout...

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    Planning a large forest garden

    by  • March 5, 2011 • Garden, How to, Projects, Winter • 15 Comments

    Becoming stewards of our forest For some of us, here in the California foothills, especially those who live near the national forest, nature provides the perfect landscaping. Using the existing trees and native plants can help your garden design blend smoothly into the surrounding landscape.  Caring for  a large forest property has its challenges and...

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    Favorite posts

    by  • February 19, 2011 • Projects • 2 Comments

    Here are some of the favorite posts of the last few months. It’s interesting to see what people like and what their search terms are.      Native plants of Lewis and Clark found in the Sierra Foothills            350 Using broken pots in garden                                                                      162 Sierra Nevada Webcams                                                                            154

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    Have you ever baked a pumpkin?

    by  • December 1, 2010 • How to, Projects • 2 Comments

    Here’s a good reason to do so: When you have a pumpkin left over from Halloween and Thanksgiving, what can you do with it?  If it is still firm, you can bake it and use it for making holiday treats, saving some of the puree in the freezer for later. If my pumpkin has...

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    Dave’s Garden Photo Contest entries

    by  • November 5, 2010 • Projects • 2 Comments

    Dave’s garden is having a photo contest, so…I decided to enter the photo of the poppy ‘butterfly’ I saw next to the garden path last year, then found a few more I liked to enter. These are my entries…so far! There are many subject categories, for example, Annuals, Scenery or Pets and you can enter two photos per category. Each...

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