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Getting ready for winter
Wednesday Nov 04 2015
Homeowners are busy getting ready for winter and one of the first cleanup priorities is the home garden. Consider leaving your garden a bit untidy this year. Dead leaves, ...
Saving trees may be difficult but important
Wednesday Sep 09 2015
I wrote a column last year around this time, warning readers to prioritize their trees when making watering decisions. I spoke of trees dropping their leaves unusually early, optin ...
Decked out for the holidays - Loomis Basin Education Foundation Holiday Home Tour
Thursday Dec 04 2014
When Jonelle and Richard Tannahill moved into their Loomis residence, it marked a new beginning in more ways than one. They were also celebrating their wedding day. “It was ...
Drought cultivates water-shortage fears for Auburn-area gardens
Friday Mar 21 2014
Phil Rossitto of Auburn is looking forward to planting summer crops of tomatoes and squash at his plot in the School Park Community Food Garden. But Rossitto said that he’s ...
Lincoln Community Garden has available plots
Wednesday Mar 05 2014
The Lincoln Community Garden, on the corner of Third and E streets, has a limited number of available plots for the 2014 gardening year. For a $45 annual rental fee, gardeners hav ...
Community garden has three open plots
Tuesday Feb 25 2014
Three free plots are available at the organic garden at 5th and L streets in downtown Lincoln. The organic garden is sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church. Any Lincoln resident ...
Holiday tour home is scenic family retreat
Thursday Dec 12 2013
A Clos du Lac residence with an interior that combines warmth and elegance and a position that makes the most of its scenic setting will be one of six featured in Saturday’s ...
Our weird weather brings us an abundance of fruit
Wednesday Jul 31 2013
The Farmers’ Markets are nearing capacity with the abundant summer harvest. It appears our crazy weather pattern of above-normal temperatures, followed by below normal temp ...
Local bonsai club spreads deep roots
Thursday Jul 18 2013
Isao Sakaishi planted the shore juniper bonsai –– a tiny wonder of nature still thriving today –– from a seed nearly 50 years ago. His daughter Lucy Sakais ...
Learn how to add water gardens to landscape
Wednesday Feb 27 2013
A Loomis aquatic gardening specialist will demonstrate how to enhance any yard or outdoor space by adding water gardens to the landscape. Sue Golden, of Golden Pond Water Plants, ...
Housing market improving
Wednesday Dec 12 2012
The local housing market “is turning the corner,” according to local and national housing experts. “The good news is the housing market in Placer County is ...
Holiday tour captures wows, whimsy of unique homes
Saturday Dec 01 2012
When Parmis and Kevin Freel decided to build a home in Loomis, they envisioned the look of a castle but with modern-day flair. Taking inspiration from the grand historic bu ...
If it's Thanksgiving, then it must be tree time
Wednesday Nov 21 2012
Christmas tree sales start this week at local stores and outlets. The first shipment arrived at Home Depot Nov. 20. The store is offering 2 to 10-foot Douglas, Noble and Gran ...
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