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Davis gardener Gerhard Bock, author of "Bamboo, Succulents and More," reflects on a chilly winter's day:
"Winter is my least favorite time of year. Mostly because I hate the cold, and it's been cold this week. Thanks to an arctic front pushing down from Alaska, our nighttime lows have been right around freezing.
"While most of our winter vegetables appear to be stuck in limbo, (our) parsley is like a green beacon. The colder it gets, the more neon its coloration seems to become. But the best thing about winter I'm trying hard to look at the bright side are our Washington navel oranges. They are very close to being ripe."
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