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Iris Insanity

Iris Insanity

Plants in my garden don’t always do what I’d like them to do. I might do everything I can to encourage a plant and have it just languish. But the plant I stick in the ground and forget about can surprise me with lush growth when I run across it weeks later. Some years are […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

Before you even enter the lush and exquisite gardens of the UC Davis Arboretum you can smell them. Rich sweet scents from the flowers and trees in bloom, and the earthiness of the grasses taunt your nose and lure you down the paved winding path into the serene setting of this gem. It sits inconspicuous […]

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Cultivate With Purpose

Cultivate With Purpose

Many people wonder; What is Arbor Day? Well, Arbor Day is an annual observance of the importance of trees in our lives and has been celebrated since 1872. It promotes the planting of trees which civilization has always done in the form of tree planting parties. The tree has always been a prominent symbol in […]

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I Went to a Garden Party

I Went to a Garden Party

Every year on the first Sunday in May, hundreds of people turn out to view a few Davis gardens. The nineteenth annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour was held May 2, 2010, and I joined a crowd of garden lovers, arts supporters and curiosity driven oglers in making the rounds of the nine gardens presented this […]

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Morningsun correct

Morningsun Open House

Clippings: Morningsun Herb Farm in Vacaville will host their 15th annual Open House Saturday, May 8 from 9-5. Sample delicious herbal treats and teas, learn about herbs at the many free talks and demonstrations, and peruse the garden market full of herbal vendors and educators. Morningsun Herb Farm offers more than 600 varieties of herbs, […]

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Capay Organic Farm Tour

Capay Organic Farm Tour

Curious about where food comes from? Or do you want to be part of the green movement of safe and sustainable farming? If you answered yes then visiting the 400 acre second generation family farm of Capay Organic could be in your future. Lucky for you they host a monthly open house that is free […]

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