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In Praise of Farmers

“Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” Daniel Webster With so many luscious fruits and vegetables … Continue reading

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Rats, Rattles, and Voles

By Cynthia Brian “There’s a snake lurking in the grass.” Virgil 10 rattles! Diamond pattern on the skin. This was no gopher snake! I was checking my orchard on the hill agonizing over the gopher mounds when I saw the … Continue reading

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Dirt Talk

You’re not a realist  unless you believe in miracles. ~Anwar Sadat “Forgive me! I’m recovering from the holiday weekend but I need your help for the summer!” wrote a gardening client. The singular American summer festivity of Independence Day is … Continue reading

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I’m a Flower Child

“If you’re going to San Francisco…Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, sung by Scott McKenzie In the summer of 1967 over one hundred thousand young people descended … Continue reading

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Eleven Tips to Transplanting

“What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino It’s the time of year when kids are excitedly looking towards the play-filled days of summer while parents are wondering how they will juggle all of their children’s activities-swim meets, … Continue reading

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Garden Phone Booth

By Cynthia Brian “The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination.”  Thomas D. Church From the street, the white ranch style house of Michael Curtis belies the magnificence waiting to be discovered beyond the garden … Continue reading

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The Magic of May

“Harmony makes small things grow. Lack of it makes big things decay.” Sallust By mid May Mother Nature has waved her magical wand sprinkling glitter and glory among her growing children. No matter where you look, shrubs, trees, and landscapes … Continue reading

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