Home & Garden

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 ...

Drought cultivates water-shortage fears for Auburn-area gardens

Phil Rossitto of Auburn is looking forward to planting summer crops of tomatoes and squash at his plot in the School Park Community Food Garden. But Rossitto said that he’s ...

Holiday tour home is scenic family retreat

A Clos du Lac residence with an interior that combines warmth and elegance and a position that makes the most of its scenic setting will be one of six featured in Saturday’s ...

Sustaining the soil

Imagine students from every school in Rocklin getting their hands dirty, their knees muddy and learning by plucking insects and pulling weeds. A new Rocklin landscape is slowly em ...

Quilters to converge in west Roseville

Do you remember playing under a quilting frame while your grandmother and her friends quilted a quilt and talked? Do you have a quilt that was handed down in your family or that wa ...

Placer County Master Gardeners calendar available

This year’s Placer County Master Gardeners 13-month calendar, “You Are Not Alone … Living in Harmony with Critters in the Garden,” features popular topics ...

Rocklin cul-de-sac prepares to be energized

Nonprofit GRID Alternatives will host a two-day solar installation block party event Oct. 3 and 4. Solarthon raises awareness of and funds for the nonprofit’s job training an ...

One happy tomato

Rocklin resident Joyce Hemm shared this photo of a tomato from a plant she gave to her daughter, Teri Begley, who also lives in Rocklin. The seeds came from Hemm’s oldest sis ...

Local bonsai club spreads deep roots

Isao Sakaishi planted the shore juniper bonsai –– a tiny wonder of nature still thriving today –– from a seed nearly 50 years ago. His daughter Lucy Sakais ...

Ask a Placer County Master Gardener online

Placer County Master Gardeners have made it easier for home gardeners to get help with their gardening problems by adding an online questionnaire to the website at http://pcmg.u ...