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Stories from Home And Garden

Garden Doctors: How to tell if your oak tree is healthy

Steve H. of Santa Rosa asks: If I wanted to assess the overall health of my large oak tree, what are some things I should look for?

Home and garden events around Sonoma County

Upcoming events include an heirloom produce exposition, a native plant workshop and more.

Home and garden events around Sonoma County

Upcoming events include a workshop on tips for seniors on gardening, water-saving ideas and more.

Saving seeds for next year’s garden

Taking a few minutes to collect seeds, dry them and store them for next season is a gift to yourself for next spring.

The art of bonsai, as practiced in Sonoma County

There is a forest of trees on Ivan Lukrich’s front deck. Elms, maples, junipers, olives, pomegranates, oaks — even mighty redwoods.

Home and garden events

Upcoming events include a workshop on autumn gardening with less water.

Homegrown: Gardening in a dry autumn

Here are a few solutions to protect trees and shrubs from excessive stress or possible loss during drought conditions.

Bringing the bar to the backyard

Locals share how they’ve brought the party outside with their very own libation lounge in the backyard of their homes.

Garden Doctors: Drying Mophead hydrangeas

Geri H. of Santa Rosa asks: How do you go about drying Mophead hydrangeas?

Home and garden events

Upcoming events include the Hall of Flowers plant sale, all about drip irrigation and more.

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