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  Its early afternoon and 84 degrees in my zone 9 garden in Bakersfield, a reminder of the crazy weather we're currently having all over the country. This week, I've been gardening in shorts, slathering on sunscreen, and wiping sweat on my gloves, while my friends on the east coast have been hunkered down with [...]

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  A gardener knows all about anticipation ... the year's first daffodil, the threat of frost and the promise of rain, the cautious back-and-forth flight of birds building a nest and foraging for worms in the garden, the rebirth of perennials, and the delightfully sweet smell of lemon blossoms foreshadowing this summer's tall cool glasses of [...]

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It's been very busy in the garden so far this year, as it was all of last year, and the thirty-something years before that. I take dozens -- sometimes hundreds -- of garden photos each month, and have faithfully taken photos for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for close to two years. But, somehow, I am [...]

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It was a warm winter here in Bakersfield, no doubt due to global warming and the ongoing drought.  We had tomatoes and fresh herbs until our first hard frost, a few days before Christmas.  As always, I waited until  mid to late January to plant my spring bulbs.  If I plant them during the autumn [...]

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Where has the time gone? And where are all those fabulous blog posts I've been composing in my head each and every day?  Am I really that busy, or am I just a restless girl who can't or won't sit still long enough to blog? The truth? I'm more than a little bit of both. Every [...]

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