Stars of the Spring Woodland Garden: Trillium

While I might rightfully be described as a gardener of many plants, master of none – I always enjoy a garden or gardener with a dedicated collection of some special plant or plant group. Photo: A mature bloom of Western… Continue Reading

Butte County Gains $3 Million for 2008 Fires; Info Meetings Set

Butte County officials announced that they have been awarded an additional grant of $3,093,980 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development to help recover from the devastating summer fires of 2008. This is in addition to the $4,300,000… Continue Reading


The Queen of Winter Flowers: Camellias in the North State Garden, an Interview with Jerry Mendon of Mendon’s Nursery in Paradise

My camellias are blooming – the early ones lighting up corners of the garden like little Thanksgivings themselves. Pale pinks and bright whites, ruffled, pink edges on some, stunning yellow stamens on others, light fragrance on others still. Bees loll… Continue Reading