gardeners

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…

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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…



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…


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…




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…


A rosy tradition

In three hours, volunteers prune entire McKinley Park rose garden Rain can’t keep rose lovers out of this garden. The first Saturday of each year,…