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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 ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Why do my roses have circular cuts on the leaves?

Question: My roses are beautiful this spring. The only concern I have are circular cuts near the edge of many leaves. What could this BE? BEE!  You have the answer: leafc ...

Maple Rock Gardens showcases ideas in flower

When Maple Rock opens to the public for a “A Celebration of Gardening” on May 24, its thriving new vegetable farm will be on view. For owner Scott Paris, it’s t ...

Flower power lights up garden with color

For Alicen Stein, her garden is her fountain of youth. The 88-year-old Auburn resident is alight with enthusiasm and energy as she points out a particularly colorful blossom or dis ...

Mother’s Day tour is garden inspiration — times eight

Woodland vista, meandering creek, whimsy in flower and vineyard oasis will be among the sights on view at the Placer County Master Gardeners’ Mother’s Day Garden Tour ...

Activity-filled festival gets the green on

Think “green” on Saturday during the annual Colfax event built around living environmentally friendly and using energy-saving products. The Spring Green Festival runs f ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Growing vegetable gardens in a drought

Question: Drought or not? I am confused about whether I should grow my vegetable garden this year. Any advice? Answer: Our recent rainy weather has improved the immediate outlook ...

Plant sale to include favorites, unusual and drought-tolerant choices

For the past year, Auburn Garden Club members have been nursing seedlings and coaxing flower and vegetable starts. All that effort will culminate in Saturday’s annual plant s ...

Colfax Garden Club Plant Sale coming May 3

Thursday, April 24 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 American Legion Colfax Post 192 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday ...