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by Geoff Wittmer

Sonoma County, CA.

~ As usual we will start at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma this month! They have a bunch of good shows starting with Ben and Noel Haggard (Merle Haggard was their dad) on 5/8 and then the

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following night, one of my favorite legendary guitar players, Robin Trower on 5/9. I would suggest getting tick- ets ASAP because he usually sells out! T here’ s- Petty Theft on 5/10 - The Sons of Chap- lin (who have been put t ing on good shows for 50 years. I know this because I first saw them in 1969 and many times since) will be there on 5/25. The Brothers Co- matose with Caitlin Jemma on 5/31. Over to the Redwood Cafe in Cotati... another

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legendary musician (who played with Janis Jop- lin and Big Brother and the Holding Company and many many oth- ers) Nick Gravenites on 5/4. Ke- vin Rus- sel and some Dan- gerous Friends CD re- lease party on 5/9 - and yet anot her legend - ary guitar

player (who once audi- tioned for The Rolling Stones) Harvey Mandell on 5/25. At the Hopmonk in Se- bastopol: Hot Buttered Rum on 5/18 - Robyn Hitchcock on 5/21, and Kevin Russel and Some Dangerous Friends on 5/31. At the Uptown Theatre

in Napa is Art Garfunkel he’ll be there on 5/12. Kicking off the outdoor

season at Shoreline in Mountain View you can catch The Dead and Company, with John Mayer on 5/31 and 6/1.

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Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

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and Lukas Nelson (son of Willie) 5/31 Back across the

Golden Gate in Mill Val- ley at the Sweetwater: Colin Hay ( lead singer from Men At Work) on 5/6 - Cowboy Junkies on 5/9 and Spin Doctors 30th anniversary show on 5/17, and wrapping it up with Music Heals International 6th Annual Spring Benefit Con- cert with David Nelson ( New Riders of the Pur- ple Sage) and Friends, and very special guests (maybe Bob Weir since he is half owner of the Sweetwater, just a wild guess) on 5/20. Just in case you didn’t

hear, The Rolling Stones show has been post- poned but your tickets will be good at the re- scheduled show.

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collection. Cupcake blooms of cosmos bipinnatus, chocolate cosmos, apricot colored Span- ish poppy and the truly mag- nificent Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia an orange 6’ butterfly magnet. Gasp! Don’t forget to visit Califor- nia Flora a native plant nursery. Full of absolute wonderfulness, a fantastic website calflor- and a very help- ful staff. Check out wholesale and retail Emerisa Gardens, Kings Nursery, Bennett Valley Gardens, Prickets’ and defi- nately Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery. Discover them all for yourself and fill your flower gardens with pure magic and delight!

Fertilize hungry citrus bushes/trees with an organic acid-loving mix and if ants are crawling about use sticky tan- gle foot to stop them. Citrus also enjoy used coffee grounds stirred in the top few inches of soil. Roasters offer bagged used grounds around town and certainly save your own. The used paper filters are fine to add to the compost as well. Soft pink apple blossoms fade giving way to tiny green fruits, Asian pears and juicy plums are swelling. Early mornings are filled with bird- song, echoing from tree tops. Giant terra cotta pots of herbs can be placed about the gar- den and fragrance is beginning to permeate the air as April transforms itself into May. We may think we are


the garden but I do believe the garden is nurturing us. Claude Monet said his garden was his most beautiful masterpiece and I hope yours is becoming that for you.

There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience. ~ Jon Bon Jovi

Geoff Wittmer

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