Lovely Geraniums

“Never trust a man or a woman who is not
passionately devoted to geraniums.”
John Beverley Nichols

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One of the small flowering plants that I have on my patio garden is the geranium. This fragrant hardy plant can grow in almost any climate and is thriving on my patio.

These lush growing plants look good in a bed all by themselves, or mixed in with other annuals. They also make attractive edging plants for the flower garden.

I’ve been growing geraniums for years. To keep them healthy, just water generously and dead head the plant often. Plus, they are the easiest plants to propagate.  Just clip a healthy stem and place it directly in the dirt. It’s just that easy to have beautiful lovely geraniums.

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Sunwise Co-op in Davis

“A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or
to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”
Liberty Hyde Bailey

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On my trip to Davis I learned about an amazing community. While I was taking a short walk through the neighborhood where I was visiting, I discovered the Sunwise Co-op community.

Sunwise Co-op was built in the early 1970s by a group of UC Davis students from the on-campus cooperative houses. These students had a vision of how the future of Sunwise should be.

The students wanted a place in the community where low-income individuals could live together in an ecologically sensitive, sustainable, vegetarian, organic, collective manner. The founders of Village Homes, Michael and Judy Corbett, shared this vision and provided the land that would become the home of the Sunwise Co-op in Davis.

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