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Master Gardeners host Mother's Day tour

Local gardening aficionados can tour six exceptional properties on Mother’s Day, enjoying area plants at the height of spring bloom. The Placer County Master Gardeners’ 2011 t ...

Composting provides 'black gold' for planting

Decomposition happens. According to Placer County Master Gardener Julie Barbour, composting is simply making it happen “in a specific area and hoping for a certain result in a c ...