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Placer County Ag Tour to showcase rice industry

Placer County is known for its Satsuma mandarins and boutique wineries. But its biggest crop is rice. This year’s Ag Tour on June 18 will showcase rice growers and methods th ...

Summer Solstice Preserves

This luscious preserve shouldn’t be limited to toast or PB&J sandwiches. Serve it over pancakes or French toast, or use it as a cake or crepe filling. Ingredients: ...

Auburn ‘cleans up’ on Saturday

By Gus Thomson Of the Auburn Journal It’s an annual rite of spring in Auburn. And the Recology trucks will be rolling bright and early Saturday morning to pick up all the ...

Blue Acres yields biggest crop yet

It’s a sunny spring day. A light breeze gently blows stems laden with fruit ranging in color from a soft green, to pink to pastel blue to a deep almost purple hue as blueberr ...

Colfax Garden Club’s 2018 Garden Tour

The Colfax Garden Club’s 2018 Garden and Art Tour will feature a flower show and five unique gardens nestled in the Sierra foothills. These gardens are planted and maintained ...

Clematis care: Passing along my mistakes

Robert Frost, Sir Walter Scott, Oscar Wilde, T.S. Eliot, and Sylvia Plath have all put pen to paper to portray the poetic beauty of the clematis vine. Since my aspirations had succ ...

A season for conservation

What’s shaping out to be yet another bad fire season, foothill residents are busily clearing out vegetation to protect their home as the rains come to a halt and summer temps ...

‘That’s some pigs’

Bell’s Preschool and Childcare just welcomed this year’s baby pigs. The school is in a farm-like setting off Atwood Road and has many fruit trees. It also has chickens ...

Should you jump on the mycorrhizae bandwagon?

Perhaps you haven’t noticed the gardening world has been experiencing a shakedown created by ongoing scientific research on microbiotic soil life. And the marketing of those ...

Auburn Home Show turns 21

Modern living has come to a new level. What was once a box for overseas shipping and stacked on freight trains, shipping containers are being converted to workshops, homes, bars an ...

Gold Country Rose Society speaker Tuesday

Gold Country Rose Society will host a most knowledgeable master rosarian at its 7 p.m. May 8 meeting in the Rose Room at City Hall in Auburn. Jolene Adams, who is past president of ...

Lavishing landscapes: 33rd annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour

Six landscapes offer visitors a taste of the diversity of foothills gardening during the UC Master Gardeners of Placer County 33rd annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour on May 13. ...

Grass Valley’s Home and Garden Show

Talk to the home improvement pros, special show pricing, paint a flower pot or build a birdhouse at The Union’s 33rd annual Spring Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, April 21 ...

Auburn Garden Club to hear talk on fire-wise landscaping and invasive species

The Auburn Garden Club’s monthly meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, April 23,  at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1279 High St.  (next to the main entrance to the Gold ...