March in the Garden & North State Calendar of Gardening Events

PHOTO: Native Salvia dorrii, in bloom at Gateway Science Museum’s Native Plant Pollinator Garden. The garden has received no supplemental water since November of 2013. It never seems to fail that despite plenty to do in the garden in January… Continue Reading


Walk This Way: Wild Food Wanders with Wolfgang Rougle

Local farmer, author and wild food advocate Wolfgang Rougle will join up with Slow Food Shasta Cascade to offer two upcoming walks open to the public in Chico’s Lower Bidwell Park in the coming weeks. PHOTO: Delicious and nutrient-rich miner’s… Continue Reading


Waiting For the Rain, February in the Garden & North State Calendar of Gardening Events

Photo : A small Pacific chorus frog, waiting. How long has it been? I sat with my eyes closed this past Wednesday just listening – listening to the sound of the rain on the roof, on the trees, on passing… Continue Reading

New Moon, New Year: January in the Garden & Northstate Calendar of Gardening Events

By some powerful synchronicity New Year’s Day 2014 arrives on the same day as the New Moon. A fresh start in the stars and in our daily planning. A traditional time for letting go of the old and welcoming the… Continue Reading

Bulbs for the Forcing: Great gifts for Gardeners/From the Gardener

Even a small selection of bulbs ready to be forced, make great gifts at the holidays, for friends, for hostesses, for something to look forward to in early 2014! A few dry bulbs, some decorative rocks or marbles, a sweet… Continue Reading

December 2013 & North State Calendar of Gardening Events

It is the eve of December. The first frosts arrived on the valley floor only recently, but multiple hard frosts that will knock our tender plants down is in the forecast for the coming week. The air is crisp, the… Continue Reading