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Stories from Home And Garden

Garden Doctors: Helpful tips and tricks

Becky Williams writes and offers a few of her gardening tips: I found that I could extend the growing season of my container-grown, Sweet 100 cherry tomato and protect some of my succulents from the lower winter temperatures simply by purchasing a very inexpensive mini patio greenhouse that sits against a south facing wall.

Home & Garden Events around Sonoma County

Winter is a time for dreaming. For the gardener, homeowner or architecture-lover on your Christmas list there are a number of gift books to savor during the cold rainy months when you can only dream of the projects ahead.

In Sonoma county, variations on a Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree does not have to be a tree. It doesn’t even have to be green or particularly look like a tree.

Getting ready for Hanukkah

One family shares how they prepare for the Jewish holiday, which starts on Tuesday.

Home and garden events: Learn to harvest rainwater

Upcoming workshops include an introduction to harvesting rainwater and a lesson in homemade holiday decor.

Sonoma’s Garden Doctors: All about those ants

After baiting her house for ants, a reader wonders what happened to all the dead ant bodies.

Vintage homes shine in Healdsburg Holiday Home Tour

The roving annual event arrives in Healdsburg this year, and will feature three privately owned homes.

Home and garden events for week of Dec. 6

Upcoming events include holiday home tours and workshops on decorating your yard for the season.

Don't let your appliances ruin your holiday

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially during a season when our gadgets are being used overtime. Here are a few quick tips to keep your appliances working when you need them most.

Homegrown: Autumn brings unique color to gardens

Even the drought can't withhold the riveting shades of red, golden yellow, orange, and bronze that transform a fall garden.

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