Sierra Living Notes for June 17, 2017

Garden problem clinic, plant sale set for June 24 The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration … Read more

For the love of salvias

My new favorite garden plants have it all: long-blooming flowers, heavenly scented foliage; drought tolerance … Read more

Sierra Living notes for June 3, 2017

Doll showcase open house slated for Sunday An open house of Claudia Smith’s Antique and … Read more

Horticulture oils an effective tool against pests

Spider mites and aphids are the bane of my garden’s existence. While giving the plants … Read more

22nd annual garden tour highlights local gardens

The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County on Sunday will host … Read more

Rocky Road, licorice will sweeten your home

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

Yards are springing to life

Winter nights are silent. You can go to bed, pull up a warm comforter and … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for May 13, 2017

Kids’ activities planned in garden The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open … Read more

Gardeners’ 22nd annual tour slated for May 21

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 21, when UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County will … Read more

Cedar Ridge man gets creative with extra firewood

Mike McMahon doesn’t usually stack firewood, but this year, with six or seven cords of … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for May 6, 2017

Open Garden Day today in Sonora Tuolumne County Master Gardeners will hold an Open Garden … Read more

Are old-fashioned heirloom tomatoes really better?

Have you tried your hand at growing heirloom tomatoes? Their enticing names and exotic looks … Read more

Honey waiting to sweeten a family’s life

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

The study of phenology leads to gardening success

One exciting aspect of gardening is the amount of knowledge we are assimilating without our … Read more

Farms of Tuolumne County to hold pumpkin, zucchini weigh-in

Farms of Tuolumne County will sponsor its first Pumpkin and Zucchini Weigh-In in October and … Read more

Water is still a precious resource

As of July 2016, California’s population was over 39 million. That is more than the … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for April 22, 2017

Free rabies shots, microchipping in Calaveras County Calaveras County pet owners can have their animals … Read more

Cats and kittens, dogs and pups await adoption

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

Native plants are worth the effort

Mother Nature is once again pulling out the stops this spring, clothing the fields and … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for April 1, 2017

Garden Club to tour Ironstone The Calaveras County Garden Club will meet April 12 at … Read more

Ratto Ranch the site of Spring wildflower walk

Blooms, vernal pools, geology will be explored during family friendly event

The Tuolumne County Land Trust will host a wildflower walk April 1 that will showcase … Read more

California Naturalist training coming to Big Trees

Do you enjoy being in the outdoors? Exploring and learning about our local ecology? Engaging … Read more

Sierra Living notes for March 25, 2017

Open Garden Day set in San Andreas Calaveras County Master Gardeners will hold an Open … Read more

Bird enthusiasts have busy April calendar

The Central Sierra Audubon Society will count, help house and watch birds in April. The … Read more

Prim would make a proper new pet

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

Snapdragon’s showy blooms reign supreme

The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is among the most beautiful in Georgia if not the … Read more

How to make a garden hummm

Hummingbirds are often likened to “flying flowers,” however it takes a sometimes hard-to-find 1,000 to … Read more

Cats and dogs of all kinds in need of homes

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for March 18, 2017

Daffodils celebrated at Ironstone The 2017 Spring Daffodil Show will be held today and Sunday … Read more

Gardeners should get to know zone, microclimates

The long, cold, wet winter and prolonged heat last summer severely tested many of my … Read more

Creative table-settings raise funds for student scholarships

The Women’s Improvement Society of Tuolumne’s 12th annual TWIST Tea drew some creative table-setting entries. … Read more

Glacier looking for a warm home

The following animals are available for adoption from humane societies in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties: … Read more

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