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Auburn garden is thriving family tribute
Wednesday Jun 23 2010
The towering silverleaf maples, oaks and coastal redwoods that frame Jo An Loop’s backyard have a special meaning to her. She and her husband planted them when they moved into th ...
‘Garden dad’ flexes green thumb for Antelope Creek
Wednesday Jun 17 2009
John Fracchia is known around Antelope Creek Elementary as the “garden dad.” He took it upon himself to revamp the school garden that had gone abandoned for years and turned i ...
Dads take on school’s honey-do list
Thursday May 28 2009
Valley View had some added help to spruce up the campus last Thursday. The elementary school held its first Dad’s Volunteer Day, bringing fathers back to school for a morning ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Attract ‘good bugs’ for healthier plants
Tuesday May 26 2009
By Elaine Applebaum Placer County Master Gardener Question: Is there anything I can do to increase the number of ladybugs, praying mantids and other “good bugs” in my yard? ...
Hummingbirds keep habitat in tune
Tuesday Oct 07 2008
The foothills’ rainless summers are perfectly comfortable for many native plants once established. And where native plants flourish, hummingbirds, among many creatures, find op ...
Seasoning with color
Sunday Jul 27 2008
With splashes of vibrant magentas, deep greens and blues, Ruben and Virginia Carrillo’s Granite Bay backyard is a garden lover’s paradise. Any time of the year, trees through ...
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