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  • Our Neighborhood Oakland Gardens

    Salvia confertiflora looking pretty with the purple trim I’ve been collecting pics of the neighborhood gardens via Instagram since we moved to Oakland in early July. The above is a garden on our block and I LOVE it. It’s a little edible and a little ornamental with lots of purple plants to match the house. […]

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  • Grand Lake Farmers Market is Grand

    Dahlia freakout The day before checking out the super sweet Gardens at Lake Merritt we hit up the Grand Lake Farmers Market. It’s pretty close to our new place. A few freeway stops down 580. Grand Lake Theater You can see the pretty Grand Lake Theater from the freeway. Flower freakout These cut flowers were […]

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  • Our Awesome August Garden

    Max in the flowers We hit the backyard jackpot here in Madison. Our fenced in backyard is not only spacious, it has great bones. Lots of perennials were already hanging out, so we just filled in with some annuals. We didn’t move in until June 1st, so in May I was buying and potting up […]

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  • Always Awesome Amaranthus

    Allen Centennial Gardens Long time no blog! We’re still alive and well. Made it to Madison, Wisconsin. It’s been one of the hottest, driest summers ever. I’ve been known to call it, “hell on earth”. Between the hormones and swollen feet it hasn’t been pretty, but then it happened. We’ve had consecutive days with temps […]

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  • So Long San Francisco

    Last view from above We left town last Sunday and have been on a whirlwind road trip to Big Sur, the Central Coast, Santa Barbara, Yosemite and now South Lake Tahoe. In a couple hours we’ll be leaving the beautiful state of California for a day long drive through Nevada, on to Moab, UT and […]