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Garden - Landscape, Plants - Farms

If it grows and nutures life - we're interested in learning more. Please refer to our 2017 Gardeners Resource Guide for locally-owned garden businesses, plant propagators and more.

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2020-03-20Mar 20, 2020
2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

Machines make large projects easier to accomplish. If you need to purchase or maintain outdoor power equipment, here are your Sonoma County resources.

2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

Locally-grown plants are already adapted to our seasons, they thrive in our climate zone, and they do not import insects and diseases from outside our area. Laa the nurseries and plant propagor=tors on this list are Sonoma County owned and pride themselves on locally-grown plants.

2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

Hardscaping is the foundation of a beautiful landscape. Lumber, rocks, pavers, sand, mulch — you'll find everything you'll need to create a beautiful garden for hours of outdoor enjoyment.

2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

From small projects to large, these professionals install gardens, paths & retaining walls, irrigations systems, patios, and decks, as well as provide maintenance services throughout the seasons.

2020-02-20Feb 20, 2020

In nature, when a plant is solid green but has some stems with variegated foliage that section is called a sport. The sports are removed and propagated to make more plants with this attribute. At some point as the new variegated plants mature, they can start to revert back to the mother plant of all green foliage.

2020-01-25Jan 25, 2020

As my horticultural and botanical career developed during the ’80s and ’90s, it was Sonoma Co that kept drawing me back; for indeed, it is the second most diverse county in CA for native flora due to the incredibly diverse landscape, climates and soil types and so on. There are over 1400 native plants that occur in the County, with 20 known to occur only in the County and nowhere else on Earth, and about 125 are considered endangered or threatened to some degree. One of my favorite shrubs is manzanita (genus Arctostaphylos). This led me to wander into The Cedars, a sizeable serpentine area at the headwaters of Austin Creek, a hike that changed my life.

2019-12-26Dec 26, 2019

Winter in our area is a forgiving season, the ground is moist, the air cool and the days short. While the main challenge in gardening is finding enough daylight hours, it feels good to be part of a renewing cycle of life. January is peak bare root season. Perfect season for getting new plants in, dividing those we like and spreading or sharing them and editing those that we don’t like. Its especially important to get those native plants in the ground soon.


2019-12-05Dec 5, 2019

End of year. For many the end of the calendar year  is  the time of year your landscape is moving at its slowest pace, even though it is simultaneously waking up for next year, the changes are subtle.  Every month is another chance to re-evaluate you garden or landscape.The leaves have fallen, and your space is at its most naked; it’s a good chance to evaluate what failed or bothers you, and what you want your garden to become. 

2019-12-02Dec 2, 2019

As the seasons change, gardeners everywhere are tempted to pack away the shears for a few months, while others get creative and bring their garden indoors.Thehealth benefits  of gardening can be felt at any age, so it makes sense why more and more growers are finding ways to set up successful indoor gardens without investing in a state-of-the-art greenhouse. If you’re one of the people searching for a way to keep up the healthy hobby, consider transforming your garage into an indoor growing space.


2019-10-28Oct 28, 2019

This is a good time of year to appreciate the abundance of the previous season and start thinking about the promise of the next. Enjoy the colors of the foliage, late fruits, and veggies. There is a tendency as things go dormant to over-clean our landscapes, removing every leaf and excess twig and fallen fruit or seed head. Since we are likely to be beyond the prime fire season, give your space some breathing room, there are many months ahead to clean up, and many forms of life that need some of these resources to survive. Few images are more autumnal than leaves on the ground.

2019-03-05Mar 5, 2019

So much to learn, about beekeeping,drought resistant gardening, native plants, growing herbs for health, landscaping for fire-prevention, how to build a greywater system, and more. Here are your resources for education.

2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

Sonoma County has so many organizations covering a huge variety of garden interests. From fuchsias to farming, you can find your gardening community here! Take advantage of garden club plant sales!

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Local Guide for takeout food

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SENIOR Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Family Guide for Corona Virus Shelter-in-Place - Sonoma County - with link to SCOE activities and more 

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Flip through the pages of the print edition of the 2020 Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide

Your 2020 GUIDE to support locally-owned garden businesses and natural landscaping practices.

LOCAL GUIDE to Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Services, Sonoma County & Beyond.

LOCAL GUIDE to Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Services, Sonoma County & Beyond.All dispensaries have verified their information.

Sonoma County Bicycle Shops and Groups

Sonoma County Bike Shops and Groups. Find LOCALLY-OWNED Bicycle Shops for NEW, Used and Rental Bicycles as well as REPAIR. Look for a bike-riding group that suits your needs and style.

Locally-Owned Jewelry Businesses in Sonoma County

Find Goldsmiths and Jewelers who create custom designs, offer jewelry repair, estate appraisals, and gems.

Bookstores of Sonoma County - LOCAL GUIDE

Find a LOCALLY-OWNED Bookstore near you - CLICK HERE

Flower Shops and Florists of Sonoma County

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