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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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2018-05-02May 2, 2018

The rose is arguably the most poetic of flowers. It is the hallmark of Spring, bursting on the scene in April and May, boasting singular beauty and metaphorical richness in every phase, from youthful bud to mature bloom. Thorns protect it, fragrance and color attract insects who live in symbiotic relationship.

2018-03-06Mar 6, 2018

As Sonoma’s only completely pesticide, herbicide and fungicide-free nursery, we at Sonoma Valley Wholesale Nursery have spent two decades experimenting with environmentally sustainable plant solutions. One wonderful discovery years ago was introducing chickens to control the snail and slug population. Our chickens are now such talented pest control champions that I must search high and low for the little mollusks.

2018-03-06Mar 6, 2018

Since 2004, my husband Doug and I have owned Beekind Honey in Sebastopol. We opened the shop in a very tiny portion of where it exists today. Doug had been beekeeping for seven years when we opened the store, I as always, the beekeeper’s keeper, was convinced that this amazing local honey that Doug and other local Sonoma County beekeepers were collecting had great unique value.

2018-03-05Mar 5, 2018

There is the classic idea of the garden as sanctuary — restorative, with paths to wander, nature to contemplate, butterflies and hummingbirds providing distraction as they fly among colorful flowers, the gentle sound of water, a sheltered, life-affirming place. My neighbor finds the seat by our tiny pond the perfect place to practice her daily meditation.

2018-03-05Mar 5, 2018

The annual Eco-Friendly Garden Tour (Tour) will take place onMay 5th! Now in its eighth year, the Tour is sponsored by theSonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) and focuses on low water-use, sustainable landscaping. Tour participants will learn water-saving strategies and garden tips from homeowners while perusing gorgeous gardens and mingling with neighbors.

2018-03-05Mar 5, 2018

The Community Soil Foundation raises awareness of the practices and methods of market organic farming and it’s benefits on community, health and ecology, while offering students and members of the community an opportunity to learn how to grow as well as gain directly organic food production in Sonoma County, California.

2018-03-02Mar 2, 2018

With a growing ecological crisis looming; including severe droughts, top soil depletion, loss of biodiversity and watershed pollution, our approach to landscaping requires a shift from degenerative to regenerative design and installation.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Maintaining trees for health and beauty frequently requires professionals with skills and equipment beyond the scope of homeowners and landscape companies. This work can be dangerous. Knowledge of tree structure, disease, and parasites, how weather and seasons impact growth are all important for healthy trees.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

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

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Whether it's to teach business and horticulture skills to students or raising money to support a garden club's favorite project - selling plants works to the benefit of the organization selling and the gardener buying.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

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

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

You’re invited! Join us to get your hands in the soil and learn about native, edible, and pollinator-friendly plant choices. Daily Acts, with support from the City of Petaluma, will be planting the new Living, Learning Landscape at the Petaluma Regional Library on March 24th and we need volunteers!

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

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.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

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.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Designers specialize in creating beautiful gardens and landscapes, choosing plant materials and aggregate elements, but do not necessarily install or maintain the gardens they design. They often work in concert with partner professionals that do the installation and maintenance.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

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

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Discovering what wildflowers are popping out along the trails – everything from little tiny ground-hugging flowers to bushes and trees – a rainbow of colors.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

There is no shortage of classes on just about any subject related to gardening, water conservation, beekeeping, botany, planting techniques, composting and canning. This list is a good place to start your gardening education!

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Sonoma County has a wealth of opportunities and organizations to learn more about gardening, agriculture, encouraging pollinators in your garden, establishing greywater systems and more. Use this Resource Guide to learn more.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Gardens aren't merely for plants and soil. Don't forget about furniture, statues, sculptures, whimsical metal animals, old toys and rusty farm equipment to decorate your garden. 

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

You’re invited! Join us to get your hands in the soil and learn about native, edible, and pollinator-friendly plant choices. Daily Acts, with support from the City of Petaluma, will be planting the new Living, Learning Landscape at the Petaluma Regional Library on March 24th and we need volunteers!

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

One stop shopping for all your gardening needs! Visit one of the many garden centers in Sonoma County for plants, soil amendments, pottery, and gardening tools and equipment.

2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018

The Garden Sense program was suspended after the October wildfire disaster, and we are happy to announce the program is resuming as of February 1, 2018.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Ah lavender.  What's not to love?  What other plant gives you so many benefits for so little effort.  It comes in all kinds of colors.  Yes, not just lavender.  But also blues and pinks and whites.  It is beneficial for so many insects in your garden, not to mention bees and butterflies. And the fragrance.  The fragrance is enchanting.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Cultivate a habitat that is bird, fish and butterfly friendly by gardening with plants they need to survive.

2018-02-27Feb 27, 2018

The OAEC non-profit nursery is the outward face of our 45-year-old esteemed Mother Garden and represents an outreach into the community of the experience, work and wisdom we’ve gained from working the land in the same place since 1974.

2018-02-27Feb 27, 2018

Starting a huge environmental restoration in the aftermath of the Wine Country wildfires, more than 1,000 volunteers are gathering acorns to grow new oak trees for fire-damaged areas. Environmentalists spearheading the emergency oak brigade said so many people signed up to collect, box, and mail in acorns from the North Bay that it briefly crashed the server of the California Native Plant Society over the weekend.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

Like the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, Pepperwood may be home to quiescent natural beauties waiting arousal. Seeds can be present in soil but lay dormant for years, even decades.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

Though many of us were taken by surprise by the fires last fall, if the plants that live at Pepperwood could talk I bet they would say they were not that surprised. In fact, I bet they would say they were prepared. Our local vegetation has evolved a number of clever ways to regenerate after fire.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

Like the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, Pepperwood may be home to quiescent natural beauties waiting arousal. Seeds can be present in soil but lay dormant for years, even decades.

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

February, February…what to do in the garden? Most plants are dormant. Too early for annual vegetables. Already sowed cover crop and mulched beds. Eating most of my weeds.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

It’s that time of year again….weed season. There are tender little weedy greens popping up all over my garden, and probably yours too. For most of us, these little bursts of life just look like one more entry on a nagging to-do list building up for spring….reorganize the attic, dust the baseboards, pull the weeds.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Fruit tree cuttings/scions, and expert custom-grafted trees will be for sale to the public at low cost by the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) garden club on Sunday January 28th 10:00AM until 1:00PM, at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building at 1351 Maple Ave, 95404, across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018

Daily Acts is excited to announce the 2018 Community Resilience Challenge, an annual community mobilization campaign that runs April through the end of May and inspires thousands of people to save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste, and build community in Sonoma County.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Most of our native oak species are adapted to fire, which means that they can live through fires of light to moderate intensity. Wildland fires were frequent in California before modern fire suppression activities.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

Nature creates the best gifts!  Fall-planted bulbs are now available in our loccal nurseries*, and there are many ways to plant and gift them.  Here are 3 easy and lovely ways.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

Even before the fires, oaks needed help. Populations have been in decline with seedlings and young trees nearly absent. The number of oaks killed by the fires is not known, but it is clear that many have died.

2017-03-01Mar 1, 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.Please use our guide to find and support locally-owned garden businesses.  And please SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS who make this guide possible! See Below for an Advertisers Index and# onour Map to make it easy for you to find them.THANK YOU!

2018-03-20Mar 20, 2018

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and partners are developing free landscape design templates to help fire victims get back in their homes faster, while encouraging long-term environmental sustainability.  Sonoma County residents are invited to attend two community input sessions to participate in the development of these landscape design templates, which will help define the look, feel, and functionality of the landscapes in the neighborhoods being rebuilt.

2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018

What if you could have an earth-friendly lawn that was low-maintenance, soft to play on, and saved you money on your water bill? You can! There are some great water-wise alternatives now that fulfill the same role as a lawn, while reducing water use, fertilizer and herbicide use, and time spent on the lawnmower.

2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018

Sometimes life leaves us feeling terribly depleted. How do you fill yourself back up? One way is to embrace nature. You can simply find a patch grass, lie flat on your back and gaze at the sky without thought of time. You can get in your car and find a place to hike.

2018-03-09Mar 9, 2018

What Is a Sanctuary Garden and How to Build One Image SourceEveryone needs a place to escape reality. That might be in the latest novel you are reading or in your own head. That doesn’t matter. What matters most is that, when you are looking to escape reality for just a little while, do you have an appropriate place to do this? Your answer might be, “Yes. I go to my bedroom” or “that’s what my living room is for.” Sure, these rooms serve their purposes but what we are suggesting is that you build a sanctuary garden on your property. If you have the means to make this happen you will find that creating a space that serves no other purpose other than for you to “get away from it all” makes the goal all the easier on you.

2018-03-06Mar 6, 2018

A key mission of the Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association is to encourage people to plant for our pollinators—including not only for our precious honey bees but also many other native species of bees and bumblebees.

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