Stories from Home And Garden

Home and garden events around Sonoma County

One of the many events coming up this week includes a talk for beginning gardeners on how to start a garden.

Historic home gets new life

The Heritage Homes of Petaluma awarded a young couple with an Award of Great Merit for their restoration efforts on their modest, 950 square-foot house.

PHOTOS: Inside McDonald Mansion

Take a look back at the historic Santa Rosa home as it gears up for this year's spook season.

Green roofs gaining ground

Combining nature with urban designs, more and more Sonoma County businesses and homes are incorporating plants and other natural elements into their structure.

Garden Doctors: Grow annuals that will reseed themselves

A reader asks for recommendations on annual flowers that will reseed her garden.

Tell us: Share your best fall and Halloween crafts ideas

We’re seeking readers to submit their best homemade decorations for Halloween or the autumn season.

This week's home and garden events

Upcoming events include several lawn replacement workshops, and tips on planting a fall and winder garden.

10 things to do right now to get your home ready for El Niño

After a summer of dried hills, catastrophic fire and drought, it’s time to prepare the house for a stormy winter and spring.

Homegrown: Autumn colors to plant in your garden

A few ideas to add seasonal hues to your autumn garden.

Preparing for fall planting in Sonoma County

Now is a good time to plant heartier vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts.

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