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June 23, 2024

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The Mountain Gardener | Add a New Bareroot Rose and Prune...

I see some outstanding new rose varieties available for the 2023 season. It won’t come as a surprise that they are all very fragrant...

The Mountain Gardener | Get Your Bare-Root Edibles Now

The other day I visited three local nurseries to see what’s new in their bare root edible selection. In addition to the classics, I...

The Mountain Gardener | Fight Air Pollution with Houseplants

So many power outages these days. I’ve needed to set up a portable propane heater as well as start a fire in the fireplace...

The Mountain Gardener | Rx for Sad Houseplants

It’s been a tough couple weeks for my houseplants. Power outages from recent storms made me move my African violet, which was just starting...

The Mountain Gardener | Magenta: Pantone Color of the Year for...

We are all drawn to different colors in a garden. Some of us like soft, pastel shades while others like strong, jewel tones. They...

The Mountain Gardener | A Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the garden,The creatures were stirring, the deer got a pardon. The hummingbird feeders were hung by the...

Tracing Our Holiday Traditions

We all have traditions that we look forward to every year during the holidays. For some it’s the annual trip to the Christmas tree...
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Useful info for you about toxic holiday plants

I have a cat named Archer. He’s a little too vocal sometimes but thankfully, he doesn’t chew on plants. If he did or if...
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The Mountain Gardener: Fire and renewal

I regularly visit my burned parcel in Bonny Doon to monitor the progress of the redwoods and understory plants. It will take 30-50 years...

Enriching the Soil With Cover Crops

Every drop of rain that hits bare soil is destructive. Over 3,000 years ago the Chinese protected their soil from erosion and increased fertility...

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News Briefs | Published June 21, 2024

Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade route extended this year Scotts Valley Police Department has announced the annual Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and...