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Stories from Home And Garden

Ditching lawns for drought-friendly options

More and more homeowners are turning to synthetic lawns and other lawn alternatives in efforts to conserve water.

Home and garden events

Coming up, a west county home tour, a workshop on drip irrigation, memorial day in the garden and more.  

Low-water gardening workshop in Sonoma

A workshop this Saturday will share how to grow the best veggies and tomatoes with less water.

Home and garden events

Upcoming events include tours starting up at the Bodega schoolhouse filmed in the Hitchcock movie, ‘The Birds.’

Gardening in a straw bale

Local gardeners are experimenting with straw bales, taking advantage of the internal composting to help their garden grow.

Garden Doctors: Growing drought-resistant yarrow

A reader asks: Yarrow seems to be a plant that can be included in a low-water designed garden and one that deer seem to avoid. Can I grow yarrow easily from seed?

Home and garden events

Coming up: A free eco-friendly garden tour, tips from 'The Gopher Guy' and more.

Here's what goes into a well-stocked kitchen

We asked several smart cooking retailers — who try, touch and test it all — what they would recommend for a well-stocked kitchen.

Witherspoon launches lifestyle brand

Reese Witherspoon has launched her own lifestyle brand inspired by 'Southern living.'

Sebastopol garden blooms rare historic roses

Vintage Gardens in Sebastopol has gained a reputation as the go-to place for rare rose collectors across the country, thanks to passionate rose community.

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