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Heirloom Exposition and Free Tickets

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The Third Annual National Heirloom Exposition takes place in Santa Rosa, California on September 10, 11, 12.  Read on for a free ticket offer.

First a word or two about heirloom vegetables.  What’s the big deal ?   They are often funny looking, can be hard  to grow, and often yield less than modern hybrids with no better nutritional value.  For many they are a fad, appealing to trendsetters, snobs, and the politically correct since “heirloom” is often tied to “sustainability” and “organic”. Continue Reading →

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Finding Frost

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When we go out into the garden to take pictures, we don’t always find what we expect.  So don’t get locked into seeing what you want to see.  See what is.

When my friend Kate Frey suggested I might want to photograph the tapestries of winter vegetables she planted at Lynmar Winery I could hardly wait for the next free morning.  I knew her keen sense of design and plant combinations would be exquisite.  An organic edible garden designed to be an artistic visual treat ?!  Think the Roadrunner cartoons… zeeeeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww …. I’m on my way. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Incorporating Edibles

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Flowers may feed the soul, but sooner or later, the body has to eat too. It’s great if you can score most of your food locally, and even better if it’s organically grown, but the ultimate in freshness and flavor has to be from edibles picked from your very own garden. There are all kinds of ways to work veggies, herbs, and fruiting plants into your yard: by creating a separate vegetable garden, herb garden, or orchard that’s designed purely for production, for instance; by organizing your edibles into a handy-for-harvest kitchen garden; or by blending them into your ornamental beds and borders for casual grazing. Continue Reading →

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