gardening

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 ...

Ophir acreage encapsulates county’s rural charm

When Wes and Kathy Thacker bought their Ophir property 25 years ago, it was three acres of star thistle. They built their home first. Then, over the years, added a barn, hundreds ...

It’s possible to have beauty without the beastly work

For some, gardening is a passion. They relish the challenge of nurturing new sprouts and coddling reluctant bloomers. But for others, it’s just a chore. Luckily for the relu ...

Katrina victim creates beauty in Auburn garden

When tragedy hit Donna McCloskey, she turned to gardening. The Auburn resident estimates she spends a couple of hours a day tending the plants, trees, grass and flowers on her six ...

Wise gardening saves wildlife this spring

Spring arrives next week and with it comes man-made dangers ranging from chainsaws to pruning shears for newborns on the edge of the wild in Placer County. Gold Country Wildlife R ...

Meet the Gardener: Paved landscape is no problem for this Auburn senior

Tomatoes and eggplants are thriving at this Auburn apartment complex, despite the scarcity of tillable soil and abundance of paved parking lots surrounded by red-hued hardpan. It ...

Growing and Sowing

,When it comes to gardening, most kids would rather plant themselves in front of the TV or video games than dig in the backyard. But, with a little patience and some potting soil, ...

Carpeted in spring

There are four times a year that Paul Harman really enjoys gardening ” winter, summer, spring and fall. This time of year, his one-acre parcel in North Auburn is a mass of yello ...