Many shades of white

On her HGTV show, “Restored by the Fords,” Leanne Ford paints everything white, so it’s … Read more

Previous articles have stated that habitat gardening is easy, no special skills required. However, there … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for June 9, 2018

Fiber artists meet today in Sonora The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will meet from … Read more

Backyard insect hotels harbor helpful garden pollinators

At a recent gardener gab-fest, the conversation turned enthusiastically to “insect hotels.” I was not … Read more

Native people practiced horticulture

Indigenous people in California have been using a multitude of horticultural techniques for thousands of … Read more

Milkweed a feast for more than you realize

As we all strive to get our hands on every native milkweed for our states … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for April 21, 2018

Open Garden Day set April 28 in San Andreas The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration … Read more

Cats and dogs, young and old, await new homes at Humane Society

The following animals are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Tuolumne County: Dogs … Read more

Is buying a mattress online right for you?

If it’s been more than a few years since you’ve shopped for a new bed, … Read more

Home projects bring mom, daughter together

Funny thing, the relationship we have with our parents. It changes over time, ever evolving, … Read more

Iris: History in color

As you gaze at a field of weeds and grasses, a patch of color grabs … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for April 7, 2018

Kit Strage to address rock gardeners April 24 The Sierra Rock Garden Society, in conjunction … Read more

Peony: An old-fashioned, easy-care beauty

Picture this: A blooming bush with flowers as heartbreakingly beautiful as roses that deer won’t … Read more

Sierra Living notes for March 24, 2018

Rock Garden Society plans annual sale The Sierra Rock Garden Society will hold its annual … Read more

Fine antiques offered at annual fair

Antique and vintage items will be featured at the eighth annual Antique Fair at the … Read more

Plant ‘All-Stars’ in your garden

With California prone to drought, our yards, gardens and forests sometimes struggle to stay alive. … Read more

Angels Camp animal shelter will be a first for Calaveras Humane Society

The Calaveras Humane Society this year will open a full-service animal shelter in Angels Camp, … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for January 27, 2018

Open Garden Days in the works Master Gardener program volunteers in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties … Read more

Gardeners, are you really ready to hit the dirt?

Cabin fever, frost, rain and worn-out pages of seed catalogs are the complete picture of … Read more

Lessons learned from a spider plant

It’s January, a time when co-workers, neighbors and friends seem to utter the same words … Read more

A few gardening myths dispelled

The next season of loading up our carts with spring plants, shrubs and trees is … Read more

Wildlife friendly gardening takes no special skills

When I moved into my present residence, I was told by the previous owner the … Read more

Keep pets dry, warm and safe

Don’t forget to bundle up your furry friend before you leave the house this winter. … Read more

Tropical cactus is easy to grow

It seems as though every year since I graduated from Texas A&M I have been … Read more

Gardening success is specific to elevation

When Master Gardener writers met recently to schedule the next series of media articles, it … Read more

Organic agriculture gives communities an economic boost

We already know organic and locally grown food is good for our environment and good … Read more

No-brainer holiday gifts for gardeners

Gardeners are loyal to their favorite “florescent, lavender-scented whatcha-callit” used for planting the “dumafitchit.” In … Read more

Sierra Living for November 25, 2017

Master Food Preserver training set The University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra, will hold … Read more

Be thankful for all the things we have in the foothills and Sierras

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. A rafter of wild turkeys waddled through my garden and … Read more

How to DIY the holidays

Leaves aren’t just for expanding the size of your Thanksgiving table. Take the kind piling … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for November 11, 2017

Fiber artists meet today in Sonora The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will meet from … Read more

Understanding the science of plants can help improve gardening skills

Most gardeners know next to nothing about the physiology of plants. Often the only plant … Read more

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