Usher in autumn with trees full of color

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The sun, at a softer angle, filters … Read more

Love garlic? Plant a spring bounty now

I can’t believe it is almost time to plant garlic. Where has the summer gone? … Read more

Annual Garden Tour returns

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 14, when the University of California Cooperative Extension Master … Read more

Mokelumne Hill School gets new garden tools

The Mokelumne Hill Elementary school garden recently received new garden tools, a garden wagon, and … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for September 22, 2018

Canine fashion show set in Tuolumne Adoptable animals from Friends of the Animal Community will … Read more

Cats, dogs await new homes at Humane Society

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

It’s show time for local bonsai community

The Mother Lode Bonsai Club will host its fourth annual show and exhibit Sept. 22 … Read more

Forest fires can be beneficial to woodland species

If we can pull away from our own, albeit very real, negative experiences from the … Read more

Master Gardener program seeks new volunteers

The University of California Cooperative Extension will hold an orientation Oct. 11 for people interested … Read more

Angels Camp resident featured at annual Quilts and Threads Show

Barbara Hardwick’s skills as a quilter have evolved slowly during a life full of creativity. … Read more

Hollyhock: far-traveling flower from the past

Plants from the past that regain popularity are well worth growing in your garden. These … Read more

It's everyone's house. Or is it?

For Diana Limongi, the practical benefits of sharing a two-family house in Astoria, Queens, with … Read more

Why do all home repairs cost $1K?

This spring, I needed my cherry trees pruned and some dead branches removed from high … Read more

A stunning secret garden

Nearly two decades ago at her property on Martha’s Vineyard, Daisy Helman started carefully planting … Read more

Summer awaits a new home

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

Sedum, others thrive in foothill gardens

As I write this, it’s June 17, and I’m thinking about how, so far, our … Read more

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

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