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Divide up bearded iris, plant bigger bulbs for better blooms
One reader asks how to divide up bearded irises to produce healthier blooms. Another questions what to look for when buying spring blooming bulbs. Two garden experts share their advice.
How to pamper the seeds in your garden and more
When the days grow shorter, what’s the best way to pamper the seeds in your garden? A free upcoming workshop will teach you how to prep seeds for both fall and early spring veggies.
How to have a bright abundance of wildflowers in your garden
Spreading wildflower seed is a beautiful way to support healthy biodiversity in your Sonoma County landscape. Here's how to get started.
Small Sonoma house makes big splash in design world
An award-winning Sonoma Mountain retreat built for an Apple designer is made up of two small steel boxes that offer big views through 9-foot sliding glass walls.
Give it your best shot
The National Wildlife Federation invites all outdoor lovers to submit photos that best illustrate the positive impact gardening has on wildlife with its inaugural Garden for Wildlife Photo Contest.
Harvest time is here. Now what?
Here are some tips on drying peppers, saving sunflower seeds and preparing for fall.
The Hall of Flowers is a family affair
It’s a family affair when siblings Dayna Justus and Shawn Husar enlist spouses, kids and their mom to create two magical show gardens in the Hall of Flowers. For Justus, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream after years competing as an amateur.
How to prepare for wildfire evacuation
What would you take with you if ordered to leave your home? Here are 10 things to do right now to be ready if the time comes.
How to use homegrown rosemary
The Garden Docs answer questions on rosemary plants, milkweed and more.
Tips for turning your backyard into a soothing sanctuary
Water fountains are easy and low-cost ways to bring beauty and tranquility to your backyard. Here's what to consider before you buy one.
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