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Roseville gardener Candice Suter, author of Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents, notices how her succulents thrive on a rainy day nestled in a blanket of fallen leaves:
"We have had a series of storms called the 'Pineapple Express' raging through the Sacramento Valley. Lots and lots of rain and wind. One good thing is that it has kept the nighttime temperatures fairly warm. This is the first year I can remember when I still have all of my succulents outside at this time. Usually by now, I have lots of succulents in my garage and the rest tucked up nice and warm in my make-shift gazebo greenhouse.
"Just about every day, I check the 10-day weather forecast and see what is coming. So far so good, but I told my husband today that we had better get set up so we are ready to make the move at the last minute if we have to."
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