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Tour takes in garden artistry and art
Wednesday Jul 16 2014
“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
Thursday Jul 10 2014
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
Thursday Jul 10 2014
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
Thursday Jul 03 2014
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
Tuesday Jun 24 2014
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
Thursday Jun 12 2014
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
Thursday Jun 05 2014
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
Wednesday Jun 04 2014
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
Thursday May 29 2014
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
Monday May 26 2014
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 ...
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