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gardening

by Kathleen Costa
& H.Y. Hanna


What would make one quit their job? Demanding boss. Personal rebukes. Docking pay. Poppy Lancaster acquiesces desperately needing her paycheck, but when the last straw comes, quitting is the only solution. A prophetic chance meeting and gift of a papier-mâché, sprig-of-heather pin (Heather symbolizes transformative change—from the mundane to the extraordinary) heralds changes.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Julia Henry


Lilly Jayne is known for her fabulous gardens. It’s a matter of knowing the plants, placing art work in between, and creating an overall layout that brings it all together. Lilly’s been out of contact with many of her friends for a while. First, it was her husband Alan’s illness and then the grief over his death.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


During this time of year we like to feature groups who are making a difference in their community. While looking for such a group this year I found The Community Life Garden, just outside of Reedley. Interested in what exactly they do, I chatted with the Executive Director of Community Life Garden, David Gonzalez.

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by Kathleen Costa


In 2016, Wendy Tyson first published A Muddied Murder, the first book in her Greenhouse Mystery series, introducing Megan Sawyer who started out as a big city lawyer until circumstances made it necessary for Megan to return home and help run Washington Acres, the family’s organic farm, and the farm-to-table cafe.

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by Kathleen Costa


Online streaming is an extremely popular and inexpensive form of entertainment often offering television shows or movies with a specific focus. In the case of BritBox, viewers are given access to a large variety of popular British favorites and current hits.

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by Kathleen Costa



I am very aware of the countless rave reviews for Wendy Tyson’s Greenhouse Mystery series, and am thrilled to finally join in with others to voice my excitement. Although I started with the third most recent release, the synopses and revisiting of key details in the backstory or character connections made sure I never suffered from a newbie handicap.

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by Kathleen Costa


Set in the Cotswolds, Prunella “Pru” Parke, a highly sought after professional gardener, receives a letter from Cora Summersun who reveals that in the near future she expects to inherit a lovely manor house and surrounding gardens known as Glebe House. She hopes to hire Pru as a consultant using her expertise to sort through copious amounts of journals, diagrams, and files, to design a plan to restore the gardens to their original grandeur.

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by Ann Katlyn


Are you wondering how you can ensure that your asparagus will grow healthily? Did you know that you need to water and fertilize them in the right manner? Get to know the tips on watering and fertilizing asparagus for a healthier grow.

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by Cynthia Chow



In the two years since Pru Parke moved from Texas to her mother’s homeland in England, Pru’s life has transformed in ways she could never have imagined. Now married to former London Met detective chief inspector Christopher Pearse and settled in at Hampshire’s Greenoak, Pru receives the offer of a lifetime. The passionate gardener is being asked by the Austin Rock Garden Society to act as a liaison at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show until their arrival.

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Catnip Catastrophe

IN THE June 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMaria Ruiz,
andPets
SECTIONS

by Maria Ruiz




Standing in the backyard, holding the hose at 3 a.m., aiming for the targets, I thought back to how it had happened.
I had a lovely vegetable garden in San Diego. I hauled out rocks, built raised beds, applied lots of manure and compost, love, and time. Finally I had a fertile garden. My family ate the freshest, and pesticide-free tomatoes, lettuce, onions, peppers, chard, and asparagus.

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by J.R. Chabot


I don’t want to come off a snob, but really, what did she expect? Did she honestly think I’d… No, we’ll get to that later. First things first.

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The Herb Garden Club

IN THE October 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andFood Fun
SECTIONS

by Kathy Stevens


In Visalia, California, there is a wonderful herb garden located on the campus of Crestwood Elementary School. Twenty years ago, teacher Kathy Stevens joined with students, parents, and other teachers to create this peaceful nature place for everyone to enjoy. A wide variety of seasonal herbs, flowers, shrubs, and one bay tree welcome visitors throughout the year.

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by Cyntha Chow


In the two years since Prunella “Pru” Parke moved from Texas to England to establish a career as a head gardener, she’s not only completed two successful gardening projects, she has helped to catch several murderers and a romantic partner. Pru’s life evolved from mourning the loss of her mother to finding a whole new family and reconnecting with the brother she never knew she had. The best part may be the marriage proposal by a Metropolitan Police detective chief inspector, Christopher Pearse.

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The Master Gardener Vision

IN THE July 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andCommunity,
andGoing Green,
andKathy Eide Casas
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by Kathy Eide Casas



Brown is the New Green…this familiar reminder is sprouting up all over California as we enter another year of the historic drought. For those who want to remain water-wise but still want to enjoy all the benefits that plants, trees and flowers have to offer, more residential gardeners than ever are turning to the experts who are on hand 24/7, to offer tips, advice and knowledge– The Master Gardeners.

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