Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
"My friend June Montelongo is a farmer renting land in West Sacramento. She is offering organic starter plants at phenomenally low prices. She grew up in family of professional horticulturalists and really "knows her stuff".
May 1st she is holding a sidewalk plant sale at the home of her friend, Maryanne - 2131 F Street - it is near the home with the prominent red doors. Right near the Rite Aid store on F Street. 10 am to ?????? until the stock is sold out.
She has a lovely assortment of succulents/cactus for a mere $3.00 - $5.00 each. Last Sunday during the work party event, I got a delivery from June at the garden, and everyone was remarking how gorgeous her succulents are!
Sshe plants them in very chic and aesthetically appealing containers - not just stuck in a plastic pot - but tantamount to a work of art! For a plant of this quality - I would expect to pay at least $20 not $5.00 - her succulent pots are very pretty. The smaller succulents are a mere $3.00
Most of her vegetable starter plants are only $1.00 each. I bought a lovely nectarine tree sapling for just $10.00 and $4.00 for an Irisplant
It is hard to even find organic starter plants - I have paid
$2.50 to $3.00 each at Soil Born Farm plant sales and June is selling them for a mere $1.00!
She never uses GMO (genetically engineered seeds) she uses open pollinated seeds and is scrupulously careful where she sources her seeds. All of her potting soil and soil ammendments is from finest, certified organic sources such as Foxfarm and Arbico - if you want more details about her growing practices - you can contact her at:
This is just a partial list - she will have different stuff for the big plant sale May 1st. She loves to specialize in heirloom, antique and hard to find varieties of plants. I try to plant perennials - and she has a nice selection. "
'Tasty green' , 'Armenian', 'Sooyou Nishiki'
'Zucchini', Straightneck Yellow', 'Eightball', 'Tondo Scuro', 'Tondo Chiaro'
'Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge' (smaller than others)
'Kelloggs Breakfast "
'Black Krim' "
'Tumbling Tom' (weeping basket type) "
'Prescot Fond Blanc'
'Petit Gris de Rennes'
'Collective Farm Woman'
'Moon and Stars'
Purple tomatillio small
Nectarine 'Double Delight' is producing fruit 5 gallon $10
Yellow Clivia Minata 1 gallon $3
Sempervivum (hens and chicks) $1
Ceramic succulent pots with a variety of succulents $3
Japanese iris 1 gallon $4
I bought 2 different deliveries over the last 3 weeks - about 30 starter plants - June guarantees the quality of her starter plants and takes great effort in producing the finest quality plants - organically grown.
She has been working with horticulture and gardening her entire life - but just started her business last year. "
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
That black! Guess who wants to paint half her bathroom black now? Ok and do a black floor in the kitchen, because our flooring in there sounds just like this bathroom's previous floor. I must admit I get really bored of my surroundings. I'm sure I would change them a lot more if I had more ownership in the house and a husband who didn't have an opinion to always contribute. Though I know I should be thankful for him actually caring about these things.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Dreamy mid century house for sale outside of Paradise, Ca (not far from Chico) 3bd 2ba and 1,538 sq ft for only $119,000!