Sierra Living Notes for July 15, 2017

Polystyrene collection set in August Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County with the help of Waste … Read more

St. John’s wort: friend or foe in the garden?

There are 490 species of St. John’s wort (Hypericum) worldwide. One species of Hypericum — … Read more

Even inexperienced gardeners can plant cosmos and benefit from its simplicity

A research paper on the cosmos flower stated: “The No. 1 reason everyone should grow … Read more

Black Hats donate $30K to Habitat for Humanity

The Black Hat Foundation last month donated $30,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Tuolumne County. … Read more

After the drought: What about the trees?

It’s a time of interesting contrasts. We’ve recently survived a sweltering heat wave, and our … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for July 1, 2017

Open Garden Day set July 8 in Sonora Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County will hold … Read more

Divide garden into ‘rooms’ before starting ‘remodel’

Good bones is a term frequently applied to anything that has a strong foundation. In … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for June 24, 2017

Garden problem clinic, plant sale today in San Andreas The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration … Read more

Is it a bee, wasp or hornet? How to know the difference

Bees and wasps belong to the order Hymenoptera and are very active during the summer. … Read more

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

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