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Leslie Kuss
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Enough Tomatoes
It is caprese time in my little orto! Thank goodness. I am of the belief that the one thing everyone who gardens should have in their summer garden is tomatoes. Nothing tastes as good as a tomato warm from the sun. I enjoy all the  fruit and vegetables I am...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day July 2017
It's been a hot few weeks and the garden is in its usual summer bloom slowdown. This year I remembered to start some zinnias from seed and plant them out in various spots to try to brighten up the hotter days, some in the pots that have tomatoes and cucumbe...

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Impatience Inspired Dinner
It is that sweet moment when the garden is on the cusp of providing bounty and the cook gets impatient. There have been a couple of tomatoes on salads this week and even one cucumber. Before last week's heat wave we picked 4 decent sized zucchini. But it is...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day June 2017
Four days into an eight day heat wave is a good time to finally put together these photos taken on Bloom Day. That was five days ago so some of the blooms have since taken a hit from the triple digit days. The only gardening happening here is checking for w...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day May 2017
This month I decided to get up close and look at individual blooms. It's a good way to really see the parts of the flowers and notice similarities and differences. First up is Salvia clevelandii, a native sage that is drought tolerant and has a great fragra...

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Discovering the Lost Arbor
Many years ago...maybe 15?...my dad built an arbor in my garden.  At that time my garden had a lot of sun and, since I was running a family child care home, I wanted some shade for the children. So I planted not one, but two Lady Banks roses, one on each si...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day April 2017
It has indeed been a wet winter. In fact, it has been the wettest rain season on record in 122 years of record keeping. The drought has been officially declared over...for this year anyway. Parts of the Central Valley are still low on ground water and will ...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day March 2017
Today is Garden Blogger Bloom Day and my garden is participating wholeheartedly. The winter rains have encouraged plants and gardener to come out and enjoy a "normal" spring and all are taking advantage of that encouragement. Two pots of tulips opened their...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day February 2017
What an amazingly different winter this has been! Or maybe its just what I would have considered a normal winter 6 or 7 years ago. Rain, rain, and more rain! Only part way through our rainy season and we are 4 inches ahead of our yearly average...and way ah...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day January 2017
Here is Central California I feel as if I went for a trip in the TARDIS or the way-back machine. We have had what I vaguely remember being a 'normal' winter. With rain and fog even! The whole garden is relaxing and breathing again as am I. The drought is no...
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