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Stories from Home And Garden

Quarryhill to hold safe gardening class

Learn how to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers in your home garden the smart and safe way at a free class on Aug. 8.

Home and garden events

Upcoming events include a sale of plants and props from the Sonoma County Fair’s Hall of Flowers, and a workshop on food preservation.

Garden Doctors: Taming vines and herbs

Linda G. from Healdsburg asks: Will pruning back the vines on my cucumbers and pumpking stunt or kill the plants?

Garden Party at Kenwood Estate benefits homeless

A historic private property above the Valley of the Moon is the setting for a summer “Garden Party” Aug. 2 that will raise money for homeless women and children.

Homegrown: Plan for fall, winter harvest

If the warm-season crops have faded away, there’s still time for a second planting.

Home and garden events

Upcoming workshops and events include a seed swap and a sneak peek at Sonoma County Fair flowers.

Help your trees survive the drought

Drastically cutting back your watering could be doing serious if not fatal harm to your trees.

Garden Doctors: Drought challenges, solutions

Jackie B. writes: What are some recommended drought tolerant and easy maintenance plants that will attract beneficial insects into the garden?

Home and garden workshops, events

Coming up: Enjoy food, music and fun in at a Petaluma street fest or learn how to prune roses at a Santa Rosa workshop.

Santa Rosa family’s treehouse a welcome haven

A Santa Rosa treehouse, built as a kids' getaway after a move to a new home, has become the go-to secret spot for the whole family.

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