Articles by Debbie Arrington

Summer garden woes

Extreme heat and wildfire smoke kill tomatoes and zucchini Record heat and falling ash—what’s a pandemic gardener to do? Many Sacramentans got seriously into food…


Going to seed

The nation’s largest organic garden supply company tries to keep with pandemic-fueled demand Patricia Boudier realized early on that 2020 would be a year like…





Adaptation

Sacramento nurseries change during COVID-19 to keep customers safe—and stay in business Imagine having to totally rethink how you do business during your busiest time…



Spring plantings

Local garden groups nixed fundraisers during the pandemic, but still must tend to plants Nature didn’t take a time out. Plants continue to grow during…


June wedding

A famous Sacramento rose garden is a popular setting, but it’s off limits for gatherings during the pandemic Here’s another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic:…