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Albright-Souza Miner's Lettuce Salad

California Native Edible; Miner’s Lettuce

Grandpa was born in 1901 in the small California mining town of Bodie.  At least, that’s the family legend. Bodie is now an official “ghost town” of the American West and is designated a National Historical Landmark that is well worth a visit. I suspect that this family connection to mining lore was part of […]

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Crocus; Surprising Setting Inspires a Little Idea

It was one of the most dramatic settings I could have imagined. An ancient ruined amphitheater set on the edge of a precipice overlooking a steep and rocky valley. I was in theTaurus Mountains of southern Turkey clambering over the stone seats of the ruins of the once great city ofTermessos. As I caught my […]

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High Romance with Low Water

I have a client who wants a cutting garden and loves pink. I’m happy to say that this classic request can be accommodated with relatively low water and low maintenance. This is what is blooming now, in the February garden, that I brought samples of, to our meeting; Camellia, Narcissus, Manzanita and Australian Fuchsia ‘Sister […]

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