Articles by Debbie Arrington

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…

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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…




A successful transplant

Sutter Memorial Hospital’s famous camellia has a new home This successful double transplant represents a Camellia City milestone. Back safely in the ground, the oldest…


Spring flowers

It’s time for Sacramento camellia contest, but how many entries? After an unusually warm February, Julie Vierra is understandably nervous. Will Sacramento’s famous camellias still…


Garden geek

Former dancer now inspires organic gardeners Christy Wilhelmi is proud to be a garden geek. Her popular website and blog, Gardenerd.com, has become a must-read…