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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Glimpses of Dartington Hall

[caption id="attachment_2872" align="aligncenter" width="504"]Memorial Figure by Henry Moore Memorial Figure by Henry Moore[/caption]What I remember most about this beautiful place in rural Devon County, England is its park-like... Read more

Halloween Decorating Tips and Ideas

"When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween."

- author unknown

October 31st is just around the corner so I wanted to share with you all a decorating job I've done in the San Francisco Bay area for 15 years.  The Lady of... Read more

My Orange Tree is infested!

My beloved Citrus, which yields me so much bounty, has thrips, mealy bug and even a touch of scale.  It's not a pretty sight close up.  Regardless, it bears luscious fruit which I use for smoothies, poaching, salad dressing, flavoring water and more - if I had a bathtub, I'd bathe in it!   If you refer back to this post "A Story of Thrips and Bad Pruning"  you'll see part of the cause of this horticultural nightmare - the neighbor's closely planted Myoporoum... Read more