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Habitat Gardening: Tips for Developing a Good Habit

Habitat gardening—until about 15 years ago, that was a term and concept that had eluded me. Now, it’s a way of life. I simply refer to it as gardening for birds, bees, butterflies, and bugs. As a habitat gardener, I’ve learned to … Continue reading

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Color My Garden–Saturated, Intense!

Color My Garden is my latest book. Seeing the title, it’s what you might expect–a coloring book for kids–and all about habitat gardening for birds, bees, butterflies and bugs. As a kid, I loved to color, especially if I had … Continue reading

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Valentine Red

Red. Valentine red. Can you tell that red is my favorite? My website sandybakerwriter.com and blog are accented with red. And growing up: red lunchbox, red kneesocks, red book bag, red raincoat, red ribbons, red velvet dress. And now, my … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Withdrawal

Theirs and mine, and mine happens because of theirs. It’s that time of year when many hummingbirds decide to fly south. Do they actually decide, or is it in their DNA?  Last year they did not leave–we had at least … Continue reading

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Passions of Writing and Gardening

Writing and gardening are two of my passions. Reading and gardening are two of the passions of the students at Mary Collins Charter School in Petaluma. I feel a close kinship to that. I’m fortunate in my passions, able to combine … Continue reading

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Untended Gardens

Unattended Children. I saw the sign at a swimming pool where on occasion, parents let their kids out of their eyesight for a while or perhaps give them a couple bucks for the snack bar. Do you laugh when you … Continue reading

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