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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 ...

Land cleared to create fuel break along Sugar Pine Ridge in Meadow Vista

Local fire officials have been proactive in planning projects that will help them control fires and protect property and lives during the fast-approaching fire season. Cal Fire, P ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Tree preservation is important in a drought

Question: I read the Auburn Journal garden article (Feb. 27) about keeping trees healthy in a drought. I learned how important retaining tree shade was to a healthy soil. And mulch ...

Making nature the featured attraction

A new playground at Placer Nature Center demonstrates why you don’t need a lot of shiny, expensive equipment to create a fun place for children. Del Oro High School senior ...

Taking a sweep at Scotch broom

Early spring brings visions of planting flowers and creating vegetable gardens. But it’s also an good time to clear away invasive species. The Scotch Broom Challenge, creat ...