Eisley Nursery

Get in charge of your yard

With the mercury rising and the sun hanging out longer than the rain clouds, it’s time to migrate outside. That is unless you have a yard that cries outback more than outside oas ...

Men cultivate garden of eatin’

They call themselves the League of Ordinary Gentlemen. But they’re making an extraordinary contribution to the community. In the past year, Virgil Traynor, Bart Ruud and a group ...

Auburn gardener savors joys of onion growing

Over the years, lifelong Auburn resident Buddy Bloxham has grown a variety of vegetables on his land just outside of town. But, for him, nothing beats the onion. “They’re ea ...

Care for music with that tree?

I thank the Auburn Journal for the story about the Placer High Music Boosters Holiday Tree fundraiser (Nov. 30). With schools experiencing major cutbacks, our reliance on communi ...

Community rallies to help woman plant new garden

Auburn resident Jo Ann Enos said she was surprised to receive donations from area residents and business owners but is overwhelmed by the generosity. Enos’ flowers were stolen fr ...

Auburn landscaper, volunteers transform E.V. Cain slope

By Gloria Young Home & Garden Bill Finkbeiner is best known in the community as an endurance runner. This year’s Western States will be his 50th 100-mile run. That includes 16 ...

Recession prompts winter gardening success

Auburn’s Betty Jensen has always thought about having a winter vegetable garden, but never got around to it. Then, the economy turned sour and that was the spark she needed to ma ...

Store owners say Home Depot isn’t slowing business

Cars continue to fill the parking lot at Auburn’s Home Depot, open for about six weeks just off Grass Valley Highway. “It’s doing really well,” operations manager Adam La ...

Cactus flowers for multiple uses

They’re prickly, weird looking and sometimes excessively hairy. From aloes and agaves to baby toes and saguaros, cacti and succulents are some of the most bizarre — yet surpris ...

Lab starts to rise on hill at E. V. Cain Middle School

E. V. Cain Middle School staff, students and supporters continue to breathe new life into an otherwise overlooked hill on campus. “Where it is, it was just wasted space,” Prin ...

Thinking beyond borders

Meticulously straight-edged, burly and defensive, or flaunting curvy sculpted contours, hedges are just like people — each has its own unique shape, personality and purpose. He ...

Eisley Nursery celebrates 75 years

There’s a reason why Eisley Nursery on Nevada Street has been successful in Auburn for 75 years. Comments from customers at Saturday’s 75th anniversary celebration reveal the f ...

Small space - big impact

Got a green thumb, but not a lot of ground space? Just about any yard, balcony, or patio — no matter how small — can easily become a garden. “Even folks in an apartment han ...

Meet the Gardener: This rose expert puts petals to the mettle

Consulting rosarian Dave Coop knows a lot about roses, but it all started by chance. “My wife and I had built a retirement home in Auburn and I had bought a couple of roses to ...