Boisterous Bumble Bee article from CNPS archive – worth a read

Boisterous Bumble Bee article from CNPS archive – worth a read

In the 2002 July-October V30 3/4 Issue of FREMONTIA – a journal of the California Native Plant Society, there was a terrific article by Robbin W. Thorp, Peter C. Schroeder, and Carol S. Ferguson: Bumble Bees: Boisterous Pollinators of California Native Flowers....
15th Annual Kellogg Planting Days 2024

15th Annual Kellogg Planting Days 2024

Kellogg / G&B 15th Annual Free Planting Days Join us FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, May 31 & June 1, 10 AM-2:30 PM. Create colorful flower baskets and bountiful herb pots to enjoy all season. Here’s how it works… 1. You purchase the flower, herb or veggie plants...
Sagehen Creek Calflora.org “What Grows Here?”

Sagehen Creek Calflora.org “What Grows Here?”

Sagehen Creek Calflora.org “What Grows Here?” – We have many of these (or if we don’t have the exact species we have a close Genera native relation). The partial list of local natives from this small area we often carry are below in bold. Sagehen...

Lawn or Mowed Meadow Installation and Care

Not everyone needs lawn or even a meadow or mowed pasture.  For many people, a completely wild (but managed for defensible space) landscape is perfect. Lawns provide a cool and clean outdoor room or playground for children and pets summer through fall. • Lawn is a...

The 2022 Season…

We do this because we love helping people find plants that will provide joy, food, or solve a problem in their garden or landscape. We love the years-long processes of testing plants in our challenging environment and sharing what we learn with others. They say...

Fall Planting / Autumn Gardening

Fall Planting / Autumn Gardening Start gardening at the first sign of spring? Naw. September and October are months to accomplish the most important gardening tasks before winter settles in.   MOST of next year’s garden success depends upon the care your garden is...

Essential Woody Mulch in Truckee / Tahoe Landscapes

Essential Woody Mulch in Truckee / Tahoe Landscapes 2024A brief missive on the reasons that mulching over our poor mineral soils in this very dry Mediterranean climate, in the rain-shadow of the Sierras is so...
Tree Winterizing

Tree Winterizing

Tree Winterizing PDF: Tree Winterizing 2022 •) Improving the odds – It is often little things we do in our gardens that slightly (or greatly) increase the odds of our plants surviving and thriving. Know that, in nature, on the dry side of the Sierras, one in a...
Fire-Resistive Landscaping in Truckee / Tahoe

Fire-Resistive Landscaping in Truckee / Tahoe

We desperately need fuels reduction work throughout and all around our community. USFS and Tahoe Donner have been doing some terrific projects in quite a few outlying, surrounding locations but we need a great deal IN town, especially open spaces and public lands....
Holidays in the year of the COVID

Holidays in the year of the COVID

This year we cut fewer trees and brought in a few less from local sources and Oregon farms and the trees are leaving faster than usual. For decades, we’d sell just 15-20% of our fresh-cut trees before Dec 18 (or so) and then when the second-home owners and...

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