Stories from Home And Garden

Home and garden events: Get to know local butterflies

Upcoming events include a two-part talk by butterfly expert Price Sheppy, who will discuss the species local to Sonoma County and how to create a butterfly habitat at home.

Homegrown: End-of-year lists for the garden

Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and holiday to-do lists of all kinds are taking shape, here’s a reminder to keep a list of end-of-year chores for the garden.

Cornucopias offer basketfuls of tradition

Placing a cornucopia basket in the center of your table makes a powerful and luscious statement, both visually and symbolically.

Home and garden events: Free Master Gardeners workshops

The Sonoma County Master Gardeners have a series of free workshops planned at various libraries throughout Sonoma County on Nov. 15.

Garden Doctors: Hop vines can thrive, but beware of deer

Lucky asks: I am a recent transplant to California after living in the mountains. Can I grow hop vines in Sonoma County?

Home and garden events

If you can't make it to Antiques Roadhouse to appraise your vintage treasures, there's an alternative nearby.

Plant in fall, bloom in spring

November is the time to be planting bulbs if you want them to bloom in spring.

Get your home ready for winter

Despite the occasional Indian Summer tease, you can’t deny that cold days are coming.

Garden docs: Dealing with poor soil drainage

A reader in Rohnert Park asks the Garden Docs why their sloped backyard isn't draining well.

Home and garden briefs

Upcoming events include workshops on herbs and holiday decor classes.

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