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Mother's Day Is May 11, 2014

Stop by and find the perfect Mother's Day gift for that special Mom on your Mother's Day list!

Happy Mother's Day

The earliest Mother's Day celebrations we know of were ancient Greek spring celebrations in honor of Rhea, the mother of the gods. But those were in honor of one particular mother. England's "Mothering Sunday," begun in the 1600's, is closer to what we think of as "Mother's Day." Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent, "Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England.... Read More

17th Annual Old Escondido - Mothers Day Home Tour
Sunday, May 11, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Once again we are proud to open our historic homes to the public and invite you to enjoy Mothers Day with us. This year, the focus is on bungalows and you'll see several types and sizes! The oldest, one of the largest in our neighborhood, has two stories and a finished attic.
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Farm Tour Day 2014
Saturday, June 7, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is an exclusive look at a side of San Diego County few people get to see. We take one day each year to allow the public an opportunity to experience farming life!

Guided walking tours led by the farmers themselves will take you through their unique farming operations...
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Designing a Garden That Will Grow with You and Your Family

So, you've decided to design your own garden! This will prove to be an interesting journey, and if done correctly, the result will provide you and your family with an outdoor space that you can enjoy for years to come.A garden can be many things: a tranquil retreat, an area for sports activities, a source for your own home-grown food, a multi-faceted entertainment area that complements indoor spaces or even a combination of all these things...and more....
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In the Merry (and Busy) Month of May

Plant irises, canned roses, tropicals and tuberoses. Transplant potted bulbs into the ground. Replace cool-season bedding flowers with summer-season flowers. Plant zinnias and other heat loving flowers. Plant morning glories. Plant warm-season lawns. Continue to plant summer vegetables. Replace parsley if you haven't already done so.
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Selecting & Growing Homegrown Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the favorite vegetable for home growing. Over the past years, commercial growers have produced tomato varieties that valued shelf-life and unblemished prettiness over taste--and the result has been an almost tasteless tomato at your local stores. You can put taste back on top of the list by growing your own....
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Featured Recipe: Pico de Gallo

"An authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. Serve with tacos, nachos, black beans, refried beans, or your favorite Mexican dish!"

In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper (to taste,) cilantro and green onion. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until evenly distributed. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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