Articles by Debbie Arrington

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:…


Bug invasion

Even without “murder hornets,” Sacramento gardeners need to watch out for destructive insects “Murder hornets” may be getting all the buzz, but two other menacing…



A thorny situation

City chops down climbing roses at Sacramento’s historic cemetery Sacramento’s historic City Cemetery and its world-famous rose garden continue to be a prickly subject. This…


Spring flowers

Easter is the first flower-filled event of spring pruned by coronavirus. Florists are in challenging times. Traditionally, this is a big week for florists. In…


Garden tour goes virtual

Instead of canceling during coronavirus, Native Plant Society will host online Gardens Gone Native is going virtual. Instead of canceling this popular Sacramento-area garden tour…


Hungry for takeout?

How does some takeout sound right now? Restaurants throughout Sacramento and across the nation hope that idea spurs home-bound diners to order in tonight during…


And they’re off

Cal Expo harness racing is happening during coronavirus crisis, for gamblers, not live fans UPDATE: On April 1, less than two hours before the first…