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For the love of artichokes

For the love of artichokes

SACRAMENTO, CA. - My mother lives in the Monterey area and just brought me a treat: the official vegetable of Monterey County.

In case you don't know what vegetable that is, it's the artichoke. She didn't just bring me one artichoke but a bundle of them. It lead me to wondering, can we grow artichokes in Sacramento and just how good are these things for you anyway?

According to Dale Huss the vice president of artichoke production at Castroville's Ocean Mist Farms, "Artichokes are fun to grow."

Rose Classification Part I

Rose Classification Part I

Join our Historic Rose Garden Manager and Sacramento County Lifetime Master Gardener for a free workshop on antique roses at the Historic City Cemetery, “Rose Classification Part I – Old Garden Roses.”  Learn about early once-blooming Alba, Damask and Gallica roses and repeat-blooming Bourbons, Chinas, Teas and Hybrid Perpetuals, all within the Historic Rose Garden.  The two hour workshop will include a lecture, a hands-on examination of typical varieties, and a short walk through the garden looking at some of the garden's nearly 500 old and historic roses.  Parking is located across the street from the 10th Street gate.  Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and go for restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.  For more information, call 916.264.7839 or 916.448.0811.

"Rose Classification Part I”

Historic City Cemetery

1000 Broadway, Sacramento

Open Garden -- Historic Rose Garden

Open Garden -- Historic Rose Garden

The Sacramento Historic Rose Garden will be in full bloom for the annual Open Garden from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012. Join one of the free tours of the beautiful roses, and visit the perennial and California native plant gardens, all within the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery,10th Street and Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. Sale of historic roses and rose-related merchandise, and a silent auction will raise funds for maintenance of the rose garden.

The Heritage Rose Group, the Old City Cemetery Committee and the City of Sacramento sponsor the event.

 

An exciting opportunity for plant lovers of all types to socialize

Sacramento Tree Foundation suggests the perfect Valentine's gift for your friends and family

Sacramento Tree Foundation suggests the perfect Valentine's gift for your friends and family

Everyone needs a tree to love


Give your friends, family, and loved ones living in Sacramento County the gift of shade, beauty, and enhanced well-being.

Tell them about the Sacramento Shade Tree Program so that they too can take advantage of the FREE energy savings shade tree program sponsored by the

Get back to school organization ideas at upcoming event

Get back to school organization ideas at upcoming event

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m. for our next Moms Night Out!

The theme is Back to School Organization. The pros at West Sacramento's IKEA will give us great tips on how to start the schoolyear on the right foot with a place for everything and everything in its place!

We'll have treats and prizes! And the event is FREE!

Kids 10 and up are welcome to attend as well!

Sign up now!