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Colossal houses get decked out for holidays

Dec 7, 2013
Colossal houses get decked out for holidays


Jeff McNaught and Romeo Manzano also are opening their El Dorado Hills home for the tour, presented by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills.

Perched on an oak-studded vista in El Dorado Hills, the distinctive pink mansion often piques curiosity. Styled after an Italian villa, the elaborate home looks like...

Seeds: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

Nov 30, 2013
Seeds: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour


The home of David and Deborah Bonuccelli, on 45th Street in Sacramento, is part of Sacred Heart School’s 40th annual Holiday Home tour and was the only home on the first tour in 1973.

Many famous people have walked past Deborah and David Bonuccelli’s front door. They live next...

Mother-daughter flower farmers share ‘slow’ approach to bouquets

Nov 23, 2013
Mother-daughter flower farmers share ‘slow’ approach to bouquets


Verbena Flower Farm: Mother-daughter floral designers and flower farmers Karen and Karly Plarisan created this fall wreath with mostly items they found in their own Roseville garden. The lichen-covered oak twigs came from the foothills. This wreath could double as a centerpiece.

Karen Plarisan’s interest in “slow flowers” came naturally. She was sick...

Seeds: Rose mentor Carruth says go for the scent

Nov 16, 2013
Seeds: Rose mentor Carruth says go for the scent


Frederick N. Evans Memorial Rose Garden at McKinley Park officially reopened in May 2012 after major renovation.

Anyone who loves roses owes Tom Carruth a bouquet of thanks.

Not only did he have a hand in making many favorite flowers, he has helped shape public gardens and...

Seeds: Invasion of stink bugs

Nov 9, 2013
Seeds: Invasion of stink bugs


Eggs of a brown marmorated stink bug were found on the back of a Chinese pistache leaf in midtown Sacramento on Sept. 23.

If the recent midtown Sacramento garden invasion of brown marmorated stink bugs wasn’t bad enough, now they want to come inside our homes to spend the...

Seeds: Mums on display and in your tea cup

Nov 1, 2013
Seeds: Mums on display and in your tea cup

Spectacular spider mums are likely to be on display at the 66th annual Sacramento Chrysanthemum Show and Sale this weekend in McKinley Park. The show also features flower arrangements. Crisp fall days bring back memories of big fat mums. As rou...

Seeds: Sacramento rolls out new conservation program

Oct 25, 2013
Seeds: Sacramento rolls out new conservation program

Low-flow faucets, such as these installed in a Fair Oaks home four years ago as part of a SMUD pilot project, can reduce water use by up to 60 percent. Drip, drip, drip. Wasted water really adds up. So does wasted electricity and natural g...

Argh! Pirate ship sets sail in Citrus Heights backyard

Oct 25, 2013
Argh! Pirate ship sets sail in Citrus Heights backyard

Tim Rothwell, of Citrus Heights, built a full-scale pirate ship in his backyard – or at least one side of the boat, complete with gang plank (over the pool) and kegs of “rum.” It’s just the sort of over-the-top project...

Dry garden becoming the new front yard

Oct 18, 2013
Dry garden becoming the new front yard

Like a trickle that builds into a steady stream, the low-water message is seeping through our neighborhoods. Ellen Zagory sees it every day. She notices it throughout Davis and Sacramento. She calls it “The New Front Yard.” ...

Gardener leaves growing legacy in Land Park’s Rock Garden

Oct 15, 2013
Gardener leaves growing legacy in Land Park’s Rock Garden

Daisy Mah is retiring this month from tending the WPA Rock Garden in Land Park. On a blustery October morning, Daisy Mah methodically tended the WPA Rock Garden at Land Park, just like she’s done almost every day for 25 years. Ignoring the ...

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