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Small Good Things: Toyon & Mistletoe

It was a perfect December day for a walk. The sun was out, the day in front of us, and we were ready for an adventure (which is code for spending the day outside)....

How to Grow & Forage: Miner’s Lettuce

  Miner’s lettuce is in full swing here in California, especially after a much awaited for rainy winter. It’s growing with a zeal I’ve not seen in years and popping up in places I’d forgotten...

Plant Pick: California Poppies

  It’s easy to see why California poppies, Eschscholzia californica, have made their way into the hearts of gardeners throughout the world. Their golden and orange hues are positively beautiful, especially when carpeting a landscape...

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You've got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more creative. And I've decided drought, adversity in general, makes us better gardeners. It means focusing...

Plant Pick: Purple Sage

  Do you have favorite routes, detours and round-about paths you take simply to glimpse a particular plant or flower? I've traveled past this planting more times than I can count and with each passing it's as if I'm seeing...
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How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost and clay. They're fab to make and even better to spread and watch grow. Cast them throughout your yard, garden, or neglected stretches of your...

More Friday Flowers

  I think I might crave flowers as much as certain, before mentioned, fruits and veggies. They go hand-in-hand. It might be tomato eating season but it's also game-time for blooms. My chance to glimpse poppies,...

Five Friday Flowers

The ephemeral nature of a garden is a crazy, worldly reminder of something amazing. I love it. From one visit to the next, one week or season to the next, it's an overflowing source of...

The Reliably Unexpected Moments of Gardening

  Gardening is part planning, part serendipitous and 100% rewarding - in a pick yourself up by your boot straps sort of way. I love the reliably unexpected moments of discovery. Volunteers and new comers...

A Gardener’s Best Friend

What do a dog and a lesser known California sage have in common?  Well, technically nothing.  However, a few weeks back I was witness to and mediator for a bit of a tangle between...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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