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The indeterminate tomato plant is still thriving in this (California) winter weather! It's a perennial plant, whereas a determinate tomato plant is an annual plant that has to be restarted from seed each year.
The indeterminate tomato plant is still thriving in this (California) winter weather! It's a perennial plant, whereas a determinate tomato plant is an annual plant that has to be restarted from seed each year.
Healthy lavender and weak mint freshly installed in neglectproof planters. Each plant now has direct access to its own built-in supply of water and nutrients that will last months. #sillygardener #domicilian
Healthy lavender and weak mint freshly installed in neglectproof planters. Each plant now has direct access to its own built-in supply of water and nutrients that will last months. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Moribund mint plant. We'll put it in a neglectproof pot and see how it fares.
Moribund mint plant. We'll put it in a neglectproof pot and see how it fares.
Using two sticks to cross the torrent and not fall in! We were hoping to take one home to use as a clothing hook but it wouldn't fit in the car with all the luggage. #sillygardener #domicilian
Using two sticks to cross the torrent and not fall in! We were hoping to take one home to use as a clothing hook but it wouldn't fit in the car with all the luggage. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Short exposure shows the waterfall as our eyes see it. Long exposure shows it as can only be seen through the lens of a camera with time integration. Here we see a spot where water comes in abundance! A great place to do year round gardening.
Short exposure shows the waterfall as our eyes see it. Long exposure shows it as can only be seen through the lens of a camera with time integration. Here we see a spot where water comes in abundance! A great place to do year round gardening.
Vulture bait! _____________________________________________ 
Explored Squaw Creek and the Granite Chief Trail in Squaw Valley, CA over the weekend. This huge granite rock was a nice resting spot. Water was sleeping out of the mountain in many spots and formed multiple waterfalls.
Vulture bait! _____________________________________________ Explored Squaw Creek and the Granite Chief Trail in Squaw Valley, CA over the weekend. This huge granite rock was a nice resting spot. Water was sleeping out of the mountain in many spots and formed multiple waterfalls.
There's a lot of hidden beauty in nature. All we need to do is take a good look. These are a few rocks and a tree I found the trail yesterday in Squaw Valley.
There's a lot of hidden beauty in nature. All we need to do is take a good look. These are a few rocks and a tree I found the trail yesterday in Squaw Valley.
Hiding from Black Friday crowds...
Hiding from Black Friday crowds...
Enjoying a few Thanksgiving leftovers with this festive cloth napkin! It's our first trip to Squaw Valley in many years. We are glad to see some "go green" messages in the gondolas. 
#sillygardener #domicilian
Enjoying a few Thanksgiving leftovers with this festive cloth napkin! It's our first trip to Squaw Valley in many years. We are glad to see some "go green" messages in the gondolas. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
West Bed, our westernmost grow bed with a trellis built from chainlink fenceposts, awaits more tomato planting in the spring. A few indeterminate tomato plants already grow there. Any suggestions on what to grow next to our tomatoes? #sillygardener #domicilian
West Bed, our westernmost grow bed with a trellis built from chainlink fenceposts, awaits more tomato planting in the spring. A few indeterminate tomato plants already grow there. Any suggestions on what to grow next to our tomatoes? #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Can anyone tell us what this herb is? I was given this plant a while ago but I can't remember what it is! I believe it's good for your stomach.  #sillygardener #domicilian
Can anyone tell us what this herb is? I was given this plant a while ago but I can't remember what it is! I believe it's good for your stomach. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Bamboo poles: construction material growing in our front yard. We believe this is Golden Vivax bamboo. My son purchased it a few years ago from a grower in Davis and it's doing very well! Golden Vivax is characterized by its yellow culm and green stripes. These can grow 70 ft tall but ours are about 15 ft. It gives us a little privacy from the street and provides shade for our hybrid cars. #sillygardener #domicilian
Bamboo poles: construction material growing in our front yard. We believe this is Golden Vivax bamboo. My son purchased it a few years ago from a grower in Davis and it's doing very well! Golden Vivax is characterized by its yellow culm and green stripes. These can grow 70 ft tall but ours are about 15 ft. It gives us a little privacy from the street and provides shade for our hybrid cars. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Lulu our 5 year old, patrols the front-yard garden. Here she is admiring the new plants we purchased. Some are looking a bit drab because we got them a few weeks ago and left them unattended. Let's hope they survive this California winter! 
#sillygardener #domicilian
Lulu our 5 year old, patrols the front-yard garden. Here she is admiring the new plants we purchased. Some are looking a bit drab because we got them a few weeks ago and left them unattended. Let's hope they survive this California winter! #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Translucent plastic panels partially cover the compost pile for heat and moisture retention. These sheets are repurposed from their previous use in clothing store display fixtures.The store went out of business and sold its contents inexpensively.
#sillygardener #domicilian
Translucent plastic panels partially cover the compost pile for heat and moisture retention. These sheets are repurposed from their previous use in clothing store display fixtures.The store went out of business and sold its contents inexpensively. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Hosing clean our metal queen size bed frame over the compost pile to make dual use of the water. The composting process requires constant moisture. No moisture, no compost. I hope everyone's compost pile is healthy and well! 
#sillygardener #domicilian
Hosing clean our metal queen size bed frame over the compost pile to make dual use of the water. The composting process requires constant moisture. No moisture, no compost. I hope everyone's compost pile is healthy and well! #sillygardener  #domicilian 
We 💙 bamboo!
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I found this shirt @goodwillofsv I chose it because the sleeves offer a bit of sun protection while I'm in our garden and it was only $1! It would be fun to meet the previous owner. The bamboo in our front yard needed some trimming and this piece reminded me of a small Christmas tree. 
#sillygardener #domicilian
We 💙 bamboo! _____________________________________________ I found this shirt @goodwillofsv I chose it because the sleeves offer a bit of sun protection while I'm in our garden and it was only $1! It would be fun to meet the previous owner. The bamboo in our front yard needed some trimming and this piece reminded me of a small Christmas tree. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
This espaliered semi-dwarf citrus tree finally bears fruit after 2 years of idly feeling its roots post-transplantation.
Espalier is horticultural art which involves pruning and training a tree or shrub to grow flat against a support, creating a living sculpture. We have a trellis in front of our windows to keep the fruit trees in a neat plane. Small space calls for intricate horticulture practices. #sillygardener #domicilian
This espaliered semi-dwarf citrus tree finally bears fruit after 2 years of idly feeling its roots post-transplantation. Espalier is horticultural art which involves pruning and training a tree or shrub to grow flat against a support, creating a living sculpture. We have a trellis in front of our windows to keep the fruit trees in a neat plane. Small space calls for intricate horticulture practices. #sillygardener  #domicilian 
Central Bed was built 4 years ago. It was originally filled with store-bought potting mix combined with compost, sand, and local soil. It has produced artichokes, squash, Swiss chard, and herbs. We're starting a compost pile on top that can later be moved to another location for finishing. #domicilian #sillygardener
Central Bed was built 4 years ago. It was originally filled with store-bought potting mix combined with compost, sand, and local soil. It has produced artichokes, squash, Swiss chard, and herbs. We're starting a compost pile on top that can later be moved to another location for finishing. #domicilian  #sillygardener