Home & Garden

Tour takes in garden artistry and art

“A labor of love” is how Pene Todd describes the gardens of the home that she and her late husband Gary Todd transformed from a ranch with pigs, chickens and cows into ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Pruning tomatoes — when, why, how and varieties that need it

Question: Two experienced gardeners in my garden club prune their tomato plants. What is the benefit and how do I do it? Answer: There are many theories out there and even univer ...

Colfax Garden Club Garden & Art Tour puts foothill landscapes on view

Six Meadow Vista-area locales will offer visitors a look at the diversity of landscaping styles in the foothills on the Colfax Garden Club’s Garden and Art Tour July 19. Fr ...

Drought-friendly plants star in gone with the lawn

For about 10 years, the front yard of Pauline Sakai’s Roseville home was a vision of lush green manicured lawn. But not anymore. “Being a master gardener, I always ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Much ado about mulch

Q:  My water agency recommends applying a thick mulch around landscape plants to reduce water use. What should I use as mulch? A:  Mulch is any material that you put ...

Demonstration garden is idea showcase for home growing

A gardening primer has taken root in North Auburn. The Placer County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden, located next to the University of California Cooperative Exten ...

Garden and be drought-friendly, too

As the drought deepens through late spring and into summer, adding plants to the garden  means choosing carefully. But there are plenty of water-saving options. At Eisley Nu ...

Farmer's market sparks growing enthusiasm for summer produce

The Sierra Vista Community Certified Farmer’s Market was set to open yesterday afternoon. On Monday, market manager Will Stockwin was anticipating a good turnout by vendors. ...

Local garden makeover rocks water savings

Replacing lush, green lawn with rocks may seem like an extreme way to save on irrigation water. But it can be beautiful. “Most rock will look good if you plant nice plants ...

Auburn Garden Club sale profits community horticultural efforts

On April 26, people lined up to buy plants and baked goodies at the annual Auburn Garden Club Sale. More than $5,000 in receipts will be translated into grants for school and commu ...