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What’s Growing at The Cottage No. 006

What's Growing at The Cottage No. 006
Monkey flower (Mimulus 'Pamela') is a California native perennial shrub in the snapdragon family. The leaves are sticky to the ...
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A little parched?

A little parched?
How about some watermelon lemonade (with a kick of course)! 1. Get a sweet & juicy watermelon & cut it ...
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What’s growing at The Cottage No. 005

What's growing at The Cottage No. 005
Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) is unique to the western United States. It grows in abundance here in Loma Mar ...
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Fine arts & crafts under the redwoods

Fine arts & crafts under the redwoods
Sip cold beer or wine while viewing high-quality artwork this Labor Day weekend in the beauty of the forest! Featuring ...
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California Quail

California Quail
We have a family that lives at The Cottage. I frequently hear their lovely sound around the apple orchard. The ...
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Need some gardening advice?

Need some gardening advice?
Blue Sky Farms is both a nursery for California native plants and a cafe. Relax in the garden and enjoy ...
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What’s growing at The Cottage No. 004

What's growing at The Cottage No. 004
Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima) is a compact, low-growing plant which forms dense grass-like leaves with adorable bobbing pink flowers from ...
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2014 is the year of the horse!

2014 is the year of the horse!
The horse is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. So, there's no better time than now to saddle up and ...
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What’s Growing at The Cottage No. 003

What's Growing at The Cottage No. 003
Olallieberry, a Northern California summer favorite! The olallieberry (oh-la-leh) was developed in the late 1940's by the U.S. Department of ...
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What’s growing at The Cottage No. 002

What's growing at The Cottage No. 002
Campanula poscharskyana or Serbian bellflower. This variety is 'Blue Waterfall' and with a name like that we had to include ...
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Half Moon Bay is making New Englanders a bit jealous!?

Half Moon Bay is making New Englanders a bit jealous!?
Sam's lobster roll is voted one of the top 5 sandwiches in America. No loads of mayo with tiny pieces ...
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What’s Growing in Our Vacation Cottage Garden?

What's Growing in Our Vacation Cottage Garden?
We've frequently had many guests ask us to identify specific plants that are growing in our garden. I thought it ...
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