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Posts Tagged: Gardening

Why bees swarm and what you should – or shouldn’t – do about them

Honey bees swarm either because the hive has become overcrowded or there is disease, lack of resources or some kind of disturbance. (Photo by Deb Conway, GirlzWurk)

This is the time of year you might spot the beautiful, majestic dance of the honeybees Although a huge, moving, whirl of bees may surprise and alarm you...

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Get ready for the biggest garden events of the year

You know it’s springtime when garden markets and tours start popping up all around the Bay Area. (Photo courtesy of Hank Morales)

Tomatoes and pepper and herbs, oh my! Markets and tours will soon be popping up all around the Bay Area With all the much-needed rain we have been having, and...

Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Great books to give gardeners

The gardener on your gift list is sure to love any one of these special books. (Photo by Rebecca Jepsen)

If you are looking for a special gift for that gardener on your list, one of these books will be a great addition to the tool shed – I mean...

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 7:23 AM

Passion fruit plant flourishes against the odds

This passion fruit plant picked up at a farmer’s market is thriving in it’s new home. (Photo by Rebecca Jepsen)

On a fluke I picked up a passion fruit plant at my local farmer's market. A few of my Master Gardener friends had been successful growing it and had raved...

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Get fall garden going with help from harvest fest

Different types of cauliflower

Growing plants in the off-season is easy, productive and beneficial to our native birds, bees and bugs There are hundreds of varieties of veggies, herbs,...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:56 PM

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