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September 18, 2017

Saved by Sage

Flowers, Gardening, Herbs

A while back, friends of mine, a married couple, bought a fixer upper. This wasn't a splash-of- paint-and-some-elbow-grease fixer upper; this was a 1970s gem that hadn't seen a lick of work done to it, ever. The former owner, a...

September 8, 2017

One Little Black-Eyed Susan

Flowers, Gardening

One little Black-eyed Susan wandered into my yard one day, I don’t know where she came from but I invited her to stay. She seemed so bright and sunny and she required little care, And everyone who saw her thought her beauty to...

July 25, 2017

Reflections on Rosemary

Gardening, Herbs

First, you notice the smell: tangy, resinous, and unforgettable. That’s rosemary, the workhorse of our herb gardens. It's always on hand, no matter the time of year, ready to yield up a snip to flavor tonight’s dinner. My rosemary was...

Pink camellia
April 2, 2017

Camellia Guidelines


Camellias are easy to grow if you follow a few “rules.” Here are some that I gathered from camellia experts and my father and mother who had several camellias in their East Bay Area garden. Camellias like shady afternoons, so don’t...

March 2, 2017

Spring is in the Air

Flowers, Gardening, Spring

Spring is in the air, every time we look around, gardeners, time to grab your hats, gloves and spades, and join the worms to dig in the ground We will plant the lettuce, tomatoes and beans, and look forward to a harvest fit for...

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