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UC Davis Arboretum on a Saturday morning in July

My favorite place to walk in Davis is the UC Davis Arboretum. This 100-acre public garden on the UC Davis campus is just a few miles from my house and it offers a quick and easy way to get away from it all. Plus, I seem to find something new to photo...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 17, 2016

Australian garden standouts in late June

Friends from Australia are visiting so what do I do? I take them to the Australian Collection in the UC Davis Arboretum! It felt both wrong and right at the same time. But they enjoyed seeing plants they’re familiar with growing so far away from ho...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 26, 2016

UC Davis aloes at peak bloom

The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek and the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley have impressive aloe plantings, the best in Northern California. While the University of Davis campus isn’t quite in the same league, it’s stil...
by Bamboo and More on Mar 4, 2016

UC Davis Arboretum Acacia Grove in full bloom

The Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove at the UC Davis Arboretum has one of—if not the—most significant collections of acacias in Northern California. From the Arboretum website: The Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove displays over 50 species of acacias from Aust...
by Bamboo and More on Feb 21, 2016

Aloes and acacias: another few weeks of patience

This winter has been strange. Maybe because after four years of drought it’s marked a return to the “old days,” or a semblance thereof? We only had one night below freezing and certainly more rain than we’ve been used to lately (7.77 inches s...
by Bamboo and More on Feb 4, 2016

Breakfast at Ursula's

On Sunday we had breakfast with our friend Ursula who lives in downtown Davis. (We live in South Davis, which is separated from downtown by Interstate 80.) The fastest way to get to Ursula's house is through the historic Richards Blvd underpass. I've...
by Bamboo and More on Dec 15, 2015

UC Davis early December aloe check

The other day I showed you how the winter-blooming aloes in my front yard are doing. Some should be in flower at or shortly after Christmas, depending on how many warm days we get between now and then. I also took a quick trip to the UC Davis camp...
by Bamboo and More on Dec 11, 2015

UC Davis parking lot plantings done right

On Sunday I took advantage of a break in the rain (“showers” would be more correct) to check out the fall color at the UC Davis Arboretum. That particular mission wasn’t particularly successful (we’re still a few weeks away from the ginkgos t...
by Bamboo and More on Nov 10, 2015

Late summer at the UC Davis Arboretum Valley-Wise Garden

This morning I went to a presentation at the Ruth Risdon Storer Valley-Wise Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum. I learned that the garden was started in the early 1980s as a demonstration garden to showcase plants that would thrive in our Mediterranean...
by Bamboo and More on Aug 29, 2015

Beginners Introduction To Mead Making: A UC Davis Course

Learn about mead and mead making in this beginner course offered by the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis.
by Meadist on Aug 22, 2015

Carpets of duckweed

I know as much about water gardens as I do about growing orchids, but from reading posts on favorite blogs like It’s Not Work, It’s Gardening! and Danger Garden I have at least heard the word “duckweed.” It seems that for folks who have a pon...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 23, 2015

Field trip to the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory

A few weeks ago I organized a field trip to the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory for the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society (SCSS). Botanical Conservatory director Ernesto Sandoval and nursery technician Marlene Simon gave us a tour of the greenh...
by Bamboo and More on Apr 29, 2015

Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping

Facility Executive Magazine A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers results. Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping appeared first on Facility Executive Magazine.
by FacilityBlog on Mar 30, 2015

Yellow and pink: spring at the UC Davis Arboretum

Last weekend was as busy as the entire week had been, but on Sunday afternoon I was able to carve out an hour for a quick visit to the UC Davis Arboretum. (It’s only 10 minutes from my house so it’s not a big trip.) Specifically, I wanted to see...
by Bamboo and More on Mar 10, 2015

Flowering aloes on the UC Davis campus (end of February 2015)

I finally found time to check on the aloes on the UC Davis campus. I hadn’t been back since my last post on December 26 but fortunately it looks like my timing was just right. This outing also gave me an opportunity to test-drive a fun lens I just...
by Bamboo and More on Mar 3, 2015

Blooming business school agaves

We took advantage of the beautiful weather on Christmas Day to take a walk in the UC Davis Arboretum. On our way to where we parked the car we drove by the Graduate School of Management (GSM). I hadn’t been in the part of the campus in quite a whil...
by Bamboo and More on Dec 27, 2014

Toppled aloe and other sightings at UC Davis

A month ago I photographed this Aloe littoralis in front of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory:   Aloe littoralis photographed on November 23, 2014 Aloe littoralis is a non-branching aloe that can get to 10 ft. in height, with a rosette up to 4 ft...
by Bamboo and More on Dec 26, 2014

Aloe anticipation at UC Davis

The University of California Davis campus has several aloe hot spots (see this post from February). Curious to find out whether any of their aloes are flowering yet, I decided to go on a little outing yesterday. (Weekends are best for a campus visit...
by Bamboo and More on Nov 24, 2014

Weekend stroll through the UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum is literally 10 minutes from my house, and even though I’ve blogged about it many times before, I don’t go often enough. It seems it requires an out-of-town visitor to jostle me into action. Exactly that happened last Satur...
by Bamboo and More on Nov 3, 2014

Centering: Group OB Appointments

When my girlfriend Emarie first told me that she’d attended two-hour-long group pre-natal check-ups with her OB, I had a million questions… Leading with… “Say what?!” The basics Sharon Schindler Rising, a nurse-midwife,...
by Hither and Thither on Oct 14, 2014

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