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Glorious miniature cactus

Nancy Schramm is the third generation owner of Carman's Nursery. She and her husband have lived in Gilroy for more than 30 years. Contact her at 408.847.22313 or visit www.carmansnursery.com
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Ouch! That is my first thought when someone says “cactus”. But somehow a miniature cactus with glorious orange flowers has stolen my heart. Botanists call it Echinopsis chamaecereus or E. [...]

Weeds be-gone

One of the hardest things about gardening is setting priorities. The to-do list never seems to end. Weeding, watering, deadheading, harvesting—there is always more to be done. Rather than feeling [...]

All aflutter with color

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Popular home decor trends like white on white kitchens, and barn door sliders, are no longer at the top of interior designers’ lists, so what are the “hot trends” for [...]

Shelter from the storm

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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After this winter’s storms, local residents realized just how important it is to perform routine checkups on their homes. A key step in ensuring a home’s safety and value is [...]

California dreamin’

This morning I heard someone at my local coffee shop say that she has lived in San Jose for 10 years and has never seen the hillsides look so green. [...]
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