2019 Garden and Quilting Events

My updated list of upcoming garden and quilting events that I want to attend:

Saturday, January 12, 2019
CRFG Santa Clara Valley Chapter Exchange
Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
10am open to Members; 11am to 3pm open to the General Public

Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 12 to 3pm
CRFG 2019 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange
Diablo Valley College, Horticulture Department
321 Golf Club Rd; Pleasant Hill, CA

February 21 to 24, 2019

February 22 to 24, 2019
Pacific Orchid Exposition
Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

March 20 to 24, 2019
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Cow Palace – 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 10am to 4pm
Vallejo Garden Tour

June 8 to 9, 2018 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
Annual Show and Sale

September 10 to 12, 2019
The Heirloom Exposition
Sonoma County Fairground, Santa Rosa, CA

October 17 to 20, 2019
Pacific Internation Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

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Late Night Seed Sowing

Late night seed sowing.

I sowed a bunch of seeds this evening after dinner:
– Cactus Flowered Zinnia
– California Giants Zinnia
– Burpee’s Hybrid Mix Zinnia
– Strawflower Tall Mix
– Sweet Mama Kabocha Squash
– Lime Basil
– Big Italy Parsley
– Sunflower Mixed Colors
– Dwarf Cherry Rose Nasturtium
– Cylindra Beets
– Fordhook Swiss Chard
– Malabar Spinach
– Hamburg Rooted Parsley

Hope they all grow

Two Evening of Gardening

After spending Saturday day and Sunday morning at Hayward, I got home and immediately changed to work in the garden. I was planning on cutting the Fire Blight off our Pear tree, but did not get around to it.

I started my placing paver bricks around our Compost Bin because something has been digging into it. I think the larger hard flat area will also be easier for my Mom to walk on.

I then potted up the mixed Zinnia seedling that were growing in cell packs. I potted up ten 3 inch pots. Next up was potting up two 1 gallon pots of Gerber Daisies that my brother gave my Mom for Mother’s Day. Each of those went into a ceramic pot.

Potted up Gerber Daisy

My next chore was to cut down the bolted Portuguese Kale in the backyard Square Foot Garden so I can amend the soil and plant some veggies for the summer. I’ll save some seeds from the 8+ foot Portuguese Kale plant and compost the rest. I didn’t finish clearing everything out since it was dark now and I was getting hungry.

Monday after work, it was still some daylight left so I rushed to get some gardening done. I finished cutting down and pulling the old Portuguese Kale and amended three squares with Chicken Manure so I can plant out Cucumber start, which I finished off by mulching with with aged straw. I didn’t get to amend the other cleared square, but I’ll do that later.

Planted Burpless Hybrid Cucumbers

Before going in, I potted up some Strawberry Popcorn from cell packs to 3″ pots.

Strawberry Popcorn

I also potted up a few Purple Potatoes that I found in the Square Foot Garden.

Purple Potatoes

My Fall TV Lineup…

I’m just bored so here’s the television shows that I watch/record weekly:

– Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting
– Quiting Arts
– 90210

– The New Normal

– Quilt in a Day
– Guys with Kids
– Modern Family
– The Neighbors
– Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

– The Office
– Jersey Shore
– The Big Bang Theory

– Go On

– Easy Chinese
– Garden Smart
– Saturday Night Live

– The Walking Dead

Coming back in the Spring:
– Baby Daddy
– Melissa & Joey

Broken 60D

Broken 60D by joeysplanting
My Canon EOS 60D stopped working while I was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas. I think it happened when we went out one night and I was dancing with it at a nightclub. Initially, I thought the lens that was busted, but when I got home the lens worked on my Canon Rebel XSi and none of my lenses worked on the 60D… so it was the camera… Luckily, it is still under warranty, so I sent it in to Canon for repairs. Hopefully, it can be fixed without additional cost.



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4th of July Fireworks at Marine World Collage

4th of July Fireworks at Marine World Collage

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