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Stories from Home And Garden

Sunset test gardens, outdoor kitchen ready for visitors

While many curious Sonoma residents have been watching the gardens’ progress since installation began in January, they will have the chance to see the finished product May 14 and 15 at the annual Sunset Celebration Weekend.

Easy ways to take your tract home from ordinary to extraordinary

Think a tract home can't be fabulous? Think again. A Healdsburg interior designer shares his tricks for transforming drab into dynamic.

Healdsburg house transformed with budget-friendly changes

Interior designer Ben Dhong upgraded his tract home on a modest budget, making small changes with big visual dividends using paint, wood, wallpaper and mirrors.

Upcoming home and garden events around Sonoma County

Enjoy plant sales, rose garden and home tours, and help unveil a Luther Burbank sculpture this week.

Homegrown: Luring pollinators into your vegetable garden

A bountiful harvest in the food garden depends on more than occasional visits from bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinating animals.

From nightmare to eco-friendly oasis

A Santa Rosa homeowner learned to work with nature instead of against it, transforming her yard into an environmentally friendly space. Her home is one of 30 included in a day long Eco-Friendly Garden Tour on April 30.

SRJC greenhouse, nursery offers room to grow

Set down a driveway off a parking lot on the north side of Santa Rosa Junior College is one of its better-kept secrets, it’s a 1,200-square-foot greenhouse

Garden Doctors: How to grow carrots

Tips and secrets to growing sweet, delicious carrots.

Upcoming home & garden events

Learn the basics of gardening, expand your herb knowledge and more at events around Sonoma County.

8 things to do now in your garden

With the weather warming up and the fear of frost almost passed, here is what you should do now to get your garden ready for spring.

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