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Gardeners Resource Guide 2017

This is our 14th Annual Guide to Gardening in Sonoma County… which includes gardening resources located from Sonoma to the Coast and from Cloverdale to Petaluma. Articles are written by landscaping professionals to educate you on gardening techniques, encouraging a healthy insect population, tree care and more.

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2017-04-01Apr 1, 2017

When plants are propagated and grown within our climate zone, they are already adapted to local conditions. Locally propagated plants also don't import foreign insects and diseases from other localities, so are safe for our habitat. We encourage gardeners to purchase locally-grown plants to protect our home.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

Seed is the first link of the food chain, yet it is part of our food system that many people pay little attention to. Most gardeners are either intimidated by starting seed and buy starts that others have grown, or they buy whatever seeds the hardware store has on the rack without much thought. 

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

I had been in the house for several years now, the first year I had pulled up all the weeds and discovered a bit of a garden underneath, that was a nice surprise.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

Given our current winter weather, it may be hard to imagine the return of warm, dry, and windy weather that supports the ignition and spread of wildland fires.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

Stone has long been a favorite building material in the garden. Its weight and mass make it a wonderful choice for retaining materials such as bark, soil, and mulch and its natural beauty has a way of fitting in to any landscape seamlessly.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

Many of us in Sonoma County live in areas where houses are nestled into grasslands, riparian areas, woodlands, and forests.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

You created your garden space but something is missing. You chose lots of plants with different forms and colors that complement each other but something just doesn’t feel right. Maybe looking at your garden makes you think of polka dots. Perhaps all that’s missing are swaths of low growing plants to bring it all together, the way that a carpet can unify the interior design of your home.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

When we think of attracting birds to our garden, we normally think of putting up bird feeders.  But it can be more effective year-round, and enjoyable, to design your garden with providing habit for birds in mind.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

“It all starts with the soil.” As many gardeners know, improving soil quality with organic matter is essential for growing healthy plants.

2017-03-07Mar 7, 2017

The heavy rains this winter, coming on the heels of years of drought, highlight the need to rectify our relationship to water, both as individual land stewards and communities alike. 

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

Sonoma County Landscapers and Landscaping Services

2017-03-31Mar 31, 2017

We nurture creatures who support our habitat right along with plants. Finding resources to do that in a healthy way is essential. Here is a guide to locally owned resources that provide habitat gardens with what they need.

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017
2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

Garden Decor and Furniture Businesses in Sonoma County

2017-03-29Mar 29, 2017

Sonoma County has delightful Garden Centers where you can purchase everything from plants and soil amendments to pottery, garden furniture, tools, and garden decor. 

2017-03-22Mar 22, 2017

Food Garden Organizations in Sonoma County

2017-03-21Mar 21, 2017

A complete list of Garden Clubs in and around Sonoma County.

2017-03-21Mar 21, 2017

Equipment and Construction Services in Sonoma County.

2017-03-21Mar 21, 2017

Classes & workshops, advice & and consultants for gardeners in Sonoma County.

2017-03-20Mar 20, 2017

Sonoma County has a rich tradition of supporting our schools and other organizations, clubs and institutions through growing starts for sales. Here is our annual list of these worthy places to buy your plants to beautify your garden.

2017-03-13Mar 13, 2017

Tree Services and Arborists in Sonoma County

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