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Sat, Apr 29, 2023

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of April 30

After several summer-like days, cooler weather returns

Fri, Apr 28, 2023

Folsom Garden Tour, Spring Garden Faire in Elk Grove on tap

Find spring inspiration at these special weekend events

Thu, Apr 27, 2023

See California natives in residential gardens Saturday

The free tour includes 26 gardens from Folsom to Woodland

Wed, Apr 26, 2023

UC Davis Arboretum hosts huge public plant sale

Hundreds of water-wise selections available; see them in bloom

Tue, Apr 25, 2023

Sacramento Orchid Show and Sale moves to new location

Spectacular tropical showcase set for Wyndham Hotel this weekend

Mon, Apr 24, 2023

Sacramento Rose Society hosts 75th annual show

See hundreds in bloom and learn more about roses

Sun, Apr 23, 2023

Enhance 'meh' strawberries for many uses

Recipe: Roasting the fruit concentrates flavors

Sat, Apr 22, 2023

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of April 23

Spring warm-up means one thing: Time to plant tomatoes

Fri, Apr 21, 2023

ARC student plant sale returns Saturday

Find hundreds of annuals, vegetables and more, including some big bargains

Wed, Apr 19, 2023

Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour returns Saturday

After five-year hiatus, popular event features five historic homes

Tue, Apr 18, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day at Garden Faire in Roseville

Placer County master gardeners mark anniversary with workshops, speakers

Mon, Apr 17, 2023

River Park Garden Club hosts spring tour

Enjoy unique private Sacramento gardens plus plant and garden art sales

Sun, Apr 16, 2023

These easy orange scones are for citrus lovers

Recipe: Orange-raisin sour cream scones with orange-vanilla glaze

Sat, Apr 15, 2023

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of April 16

Warmer days are enticing for tomato planting

Fri, Apr 14, 2023

Happy National Gardening Day -- and Month!

April puts spotlight on America's growing pastime

Thu, Apr 13, 2023

It's a great time of year for plant sales

Weekend events range from Natomas to Orangevale to Placerville

Wed, Apr 12, 2023

Discover spring tranquility at Huei's Garden

Famous feng shui oasis in Davis hosts tour on Sunday

Tue, Apr 11, 2023

New cookbook: Taste Spring, Sacramento Digs Gardening style

Find our recipes for seasonal fruit and vegetables all in one place

Mon, Apr 10, 2023

Irises in the spotlight this weekend

'In the Garden' is theme for annual show and sale at Shepard Center

Taste Spring! E-cookbook


Find our spring recipes here!

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Dig In: Garden Checklist

For week of June 4:

Because of the comfortable weather, it’s not too late to set out tomato and pepper seedlings as well as squash and melon plants. They’ll appreciate this not-too-hot weather. Just remember to water.

* From seed, plant corn, pumpkins, radishes, melons, squash and sunflowers.

* Plant basil to go with your tomatoes.

* Transplant summer annuals such as petunias, marigolds and zinnias.

* It’s also a good time to transplant perennial flowers including astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia, salvia and verbena.

* Let the grass grow longer. Set the mower blades high to reduce stress on your lawn during summer heat. To cut down on evaporation, water your lawn deeply during the wee hours of the morning, between 2 and 8 a.m.

* Tie up vines and stake tall plants such as gladiolus and lilies. That gives their heavy flowers some support.

* Dig and divide crowded bulbs after the tops have died down.

* Feed summer flowers with a slow-release fertilizer.

* Mulch, mulch, mulch! This “blanket” keeps moisture in the soil longer and helps your plants cope during hot weather.

* Thin grapes on the vine for bigger, better clusters later this summer.

* Cut back fruit-bearing canes on berries.

* Feed camellias, azaleas and other acid-loving plants.

* Trim off dead flowers from rose bushes to keep them blooming through the summer. Roses also benefit from deep watering and feeding now. A top dressing of aged compost will keep them happy. It feeds as well as keeps roots moist.

* Pinch back chrysanthemums for bushier plants with many more flowers in September.

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