February has been very wet; warmer (and dry) weather is on its way
Registration is open for more neighborhood tree plantings in March and April; families welcome.
Sacramento Speakers Series supports scholarships for future farmers and more
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Rain will dampen gardening plans, keep soil wet
Feb. 24 event includes blossom show, tours and speaker Greg Gayton
Save these dates for great finds at great prices
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Wild Boar Farms breeder will be at Green Acres in Auburn and Sacramento
Volunteer birdwatchers of all ages can take part in four-day census
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Super weather for late-winter gardening on tap
Trees got a good, deep soaking from recent 'atmospheric rivers'
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Recipient can make a birdhouse with a succulent roof or a living centerpiece
Placer County master gardeners offer free workshop
Sacramento master gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and tips
Recipe: Make bourbon apple butter for extra flavorful filling
More heavy rain is on the way; watch out for gusty winds
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For week of Feb. 18:
It's wet to start the week. When you do get outside, between or after storms, concentrate on damage control:
* Keep storm drains and gutters clear of debris.
* Clean up tree debris knocked down by wind and rain.
* Where did the water flow in your garden? Make notes where revisions are necessary.
* Are any trees leaning? See disturbances in the ground or lawn around their base? Time to call an arborist before the tree topples.
* Dump excess water out of pots.
* Indoors, start peppers, tomatoes and eggplant from seed.
* Lettuce and other greens also can be started indoors from seed.
* Got bare-root plants? Put their roots in a bucket of water until outdoor soil dries out. Or pot them up in 1- or 5-gallon containers. In April, transplant the plant, rootball and all, into the garden.
* Browse garden websites and catalogs. It’s not too late to order for spring and summer.
* Show your indoor plants some love. Dust leaves and mist to refresh.
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