plants

Reader Input: Downtown growing drab

I walked to the post office on Lincoln Way on Tuesday afternoon. How sad I felt looking at the flower pots. I had to fight off a few tears when I saw so many dead and dying plant ...

Beauty draws repeat business

Regarding “Businesses question cost of green,” (Journal, Aug. 12): I think the plants and flowers in Downtown Auburn add color and charm and I enjoy them every time I go. Adver ...

Publish vandals’ mugshots

How soon we forget. I remember clearly a dozen years ago, the potted plants along the streets. Some merchants took good care of them, most did not. Many of the plants died and drie ...

Business association debates $20,000 plant contract

While some downtown business owners disagree about the need for a $20,000 plant service, others say the greenery has been vandalized on numerous occasions and needs to be protected ...

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 ...

Ask the Placer County Master Gardeners: Internet is valuable resource for plant, pest facts

Question: I have been using the Internet to find information about specific plants and problems. I am finding a lot of information that is inconsistent. Which Web sites can I rely ...