Home & Garden


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…


Fixing up cabin fever

Hardware stores are essential businesses, but customers are visiting them for non-essential tasks. My friend is predicting a coronavirus Baby Boom: close quarters, minimal contact…


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…





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…


Drought worries

February has been bone dry, but it’s too early to turn on the sprinklers How about this weather? Unusually warm and dry temperatures may make…


Bay area transplant

The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show is moving to Sacramento Editor’s note: This year’s show has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. What…


Our bounty of citrus

Sacramento’s oranges are nearing peak ripeness They line the streets leading to the state Capitol. Neighborhoods are named in their honor. In February, they seem…