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Sun, Oct 02, 2022

Flip for a spiced pear cake this fall

Upside-down treat is perfect for brunch or dessert

Sat, Oct 01, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Oct. 2

Make the most of this opportunity for fall planting

Fri, Sep 30, 2022

Go native to support wildlife and save water, too

Growing native plants in gardens helps make up for habitat loss

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

‘Fall Into Gardening’ with El Dorado County master gardeners

Learn composting, take a garden tour or find garden inspiration this weekend

Wed, Sep 28, 2022

Shepard Garden and Arts Center hosts all-club fall sale

Items for sale will range from plants and pots to vintage items and books.

Tue, Sep 27, 2022

UC Davis Arboretum hosts first of three fall plant sales

Find hundreds of easy-care and water-wise selections.

Mon, Sep 26, 2022

Get your 2023 Master Gardener Calendar now

Placer County Master Gardeners present 'Garden Trends' and lots of seasonal advice.

Sun, Sep 25, 2022

Easy tomato soup tastes like the Big Tomato

Recipe: Fresh tomato soup uses only five ingredients.

Fri, Sep 23, 2022

Soil Born Farms hosts busy Saturday

Bird walk, farm tour and seed saving workshop offered Sept. 24; register in advance

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

Did Sacramento have a 'normal' water year?

Fall starts Thursday after summer ended with a splash.

Wed, Sep 21, 2022

Huei's Garden in Davis open for two tours

Unique private garden is a living lesson in feng shui.

Tue, Sep 20, 2022

Green Acres hosts annual Fall Festival at Eisley's

Free family fun, gardening inspiration and lots of pumpkins are part of Sept. 24 event.

Mon, Sep 19, 2022

Farm-to-Fork Street Festival Returns, Bigger Than Ever

What to expect during Sacramento's 2022 Farm-to-Fork Street Festival on Sept. 23 and 24.

Fri, Sep 16, 2022

Learn how to be a water-wise gardener at free event

Get advice, lunch and succulents at hands-on event

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

Learn about native plants, lawn removal

Timely workshops for fall planting season

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Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Oct. 2

Plan to make the most of the mild weather in your garden.

* October is the best month to plant trees and shrubs.

* October also is the best time to plant perennials in our area. Add a little well-aged compost and bone meal to planting holes or beds, but hold off on other fertilizers until spring. Keep the transplants well-watered (but not wet) for the first month as they become settled.

* Now is the time to plant seeds for many flowers directly into the garden, including cornflower, nasturtium, nigella, poppy, portulaca, sweet pea and stock.

* Plant seeds for radishes, bok choy, mustard, spinach and peas.

* Plant garlic and onions.

* Set out cool-weather bedding plants, including calendula, pansy, snapdragon, primrose and viola.

* Reseed and feed the lawn. Work on bare spots.

* Dig up corms and tubers of gladioluses, dahlias and tuberous begonias after the foliage dies. Clean and store in a cool, dry place.

* Treat azaleas, gardenias and camellias with chelated iron if leaves are yellowing between the veins.

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