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Defensible space landscape is beauty with a purpose
Thursday May 28 2015
When Dennis Maguire moved to Meadow Vista in the late 1970s, it was to a 1,400-square-foot house on an acre and a half that was mostly dry vegetation. During the three-plus decades ...
California drought drying up more than waterways
Tuesday May 19 2015
As California suffers through yet another year of drought conditions, plant-centric businesses are fighting to keep their profits from drying up with the reservoirs. We’ve a ...
Chana High School garden a fertile ground for educational fun
Friday Oct 25 2013
Chana High School’s garden students have seen harvest season before – a time when months or years of hard work and careful planning pay off. As students have started t ...
NOON HOUR UPDATE: Two local fire districts to share one chief; High school garden bears fall pumpkins for fellow students and trick-or-treat safety this Halloween
Thursday Oct 24 2013
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Penryn’s fire chief will now be splitting his duties as he will be working with the Newcastle Fire Protection District. Reporter Andrew Westrope ...
Vandals put a damper on Northside Elementary School project
Sunday Sep 22 2013
COOL – An act of vandalism last weekend quashed Northside Elementary School’s plans for its student pumpkin-growing project, but school officials are trying to make hay ...
Paint store burned hotly
Monday Jul 09 2012
Just to follow up on my story concerning the area near the State Theater that will have a garden (“What kind of store burned?” Reader Input, June 7). As to the building ...
Rock Creek school garden sows enthusiasm for healthy eating
Tuesday Jun 05 2012
The menu at Rock Creek Elementary cafeteria has had a special addition lately ? lettuce from the school garden. Back in production since last fall, the garden got a spring renovat ...
Rock Creek garden blooming as nutritional asset, teaching tool
Wednesday Nov 23 2011
Volunteer Ella Rossitto appreciates students really digging in and she’s seeing a lot of that in Rock Creek Elementary School’s Life Lab garden and composting programs. “Our ...
Auburn garden in harmony with formal, whimsical notes
Tuesday Oct 25 2011
Precision-trimmed boxwood hedges create the feeling of order and formality in Helen Rebollo’s Auburn garden. But look closer and there’s plenty of whimsy, too. Arbors, garden ...
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 ...
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? ...
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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