Stories from Home And Garden

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.

Insider tips for throwing a wow-worthy 4th of July backyard bash

A Santa Rosa couple who've mastered the art of outdoor entertaining shares what they've learned.

Volunteers needed to teach kids at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Youth docents are needed at Quarryhill Botanical Garden to help in their youth education program — no science experience necessary.

Home and garden events

Upcoming events include the Hall of Flowers dedication, honoring longtime fair supporter John Serres.

Santa Rosa landscape architect blends steel works into environment

“I like to incorporate plant materials native to the area, and a design that blends into the environment and feels like it belongs there,” David Fowler said.

McCreary: Low-water plants not good in all microclimates

Although all create an energizing splash, these beauties could be problematic in most of our microclimates.

Drought pushing critters, pests closer to people

How to protect your home from wild animals looking for food, water amid the drought.

Garden Doctors: Starting a Hoya vine from cutting

Leslie asks: How do I start a Hoya vine from a cutting? I understand seed propagation isn’t always easy since the ripe seeds have a short viable period.

Home and garden events around Sonoma County

SANTA ROSA Tilling soil is one of the oldest tenets of agriculture. And yet some farmer’s are finding that a non-mechanized, not till approach to growing food not only works, but has the potential for addressing many major local and global problems,from food shortages and climate change to nutrient depletion in soils, water pollution, habitat loss and the economic viability of small farms.

Home and garden events

Get tips on growing veggies in containers at one of the workshops being held next week.

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