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The Mountain Gardener | How the Health of Your Soil Affects...

“The spoil is made of butterfly wings, dinosaur teeth, pumpkin sees, lizard skins and fallen leaves. Put your hands in the soil and touch...
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The Mountain Gardener | News You Can Use About Bees

A friend of mine lamented that she didn’t have many bees in her garden yet. I reassured her they are out and about and...
Garden bees

The Mountain Gardener | Bees in the Garden

You can hear them a long way before you see them. I’m talking about the hundreds of honey bees feasting on the nectar of...
Garden plants

The Mountain Gardener | Time Well Spent in the Garden

I’m so proud of myself. I write about all the important things to do in the early spring garden but often I don’t get...
Garden green

The Mountain Gardener | Celebrate Spring Equinox and St. Patrick’s Day...

Everywhere I look, it’s green—forest green, apple green, olive green, fern green, sage green, chartreuse green. Even all those showy flowering trees blooming now...
Tree

The Mountain Gardener | Arbor Day in California

California’s Arbor Day is celebrated on March 9 this year. It’s actually a whole week in honor of famed horticulturist Luther Burbank’s birthday. The...
Garden flowers

The Mountain Gardener | Early March in the Garden

Almost overnight, although maybe I’m judging by rain storms, spring is upon us. The birds sure know it is and I’m seeing trees in...
TMG

The Mountain Gardener | How to Use Phenology in the Garden

Always on the lookout for potential problems in my garden, I can use all the help I can get. Solutions are out there. One...
Plants

The Mountain Gardener | Allergy Season is Here

My neighbor Sue answered her door sneezing and coughing with puffy eyes and a red runny nose that Rudolph would envy. We live among...
Rose

The Mountain Gardener | A Rose by Any Other Name

When Juliet tells Romeo that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” she must have been referring to the Compassion rose....

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Scotts Valley City Council

State certifies Scotts Valley’s Housing Element on first try

During a report at the April 3 Council meeting, Scotts Valley City Manager Mali LaGoe announced the California Department of Housing and Community Development...