Sacramento Connect: Best of Blogs

Published: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 9CALIFORNIA LIFE

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

• 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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