“What have you done to save water today?”
That leading question could be asked any day this year, but it’s an echo from California’s past.
This looks like a bountiful summer. In backyards and orchards throughout the Sacramento area, fruit trees are covered with ripening plums and peaches. Limbs hang extra heavy with unexpectedly large crops.
Don’t these trees know there’s a drought?
Before the State Fair opened its gates Friday, visitors to Cal Expo already were noticing the drought-minded changes this summer.
“The grass on Exposition Boulevard is looking pretty sorry,” said Sonya Logman, Cal Expo’s external affairs director. “Actually, we’ve gotten phone calls – ‘Hey, you’ve got some sprinklers broken – your...
Just like his beloved perennials, Bob Hamm keeps coming back for more. But the challenges of maintaining his benefit plant sales through this summer appear overwhelming to the longtime volunteer.
Scott Humphrey of Rancho Cordova, a fuchsia expert, says hummingbirds love tubular flowers, including fuchsias, salvias and agapanthus.
Scott Humphrey recommends a sure way to attract more hummingbirds into your garden: Hang a fuchsia.
Owner Scott Paris has overseen a lot of change at his Maple Rock Gardens. Besides its showcase landscapes, the Newcastle landmark now is a full-fledged working farm, providing fresh produce for Paris’ restaurant at High Hand Nursery and Conservatory in...