Pauline Sakai

Master Gardeners' calendar discusses ways to garden in the drought

The Placer County Master Gardeners’ calendar for 2015 is putting California’s drought front and center. Under the theme “California Dreaming  … Beau ...

Plenty of alternatives to Mexican feather grass

It’s an airy plant that waves in the breeze on a warm summer day. Its long feathery stems create an interesting contrast in the landscape. It’s very maintenance friendl ...

Drought-friendly plants star in gone with the lawn

For about 10 years, the front yard of Pauline Sakai’s Roseville home was a vision of lush green manicured lawn. But not anymore. “Being a master gardener, I always ...

2014 Master Gardener calender unearths critter connection

Each year, the Placer County Masters Gardeners’ calendar provides gardening tips, informative articles, references, resources, what’s in season at the farmers market ...

New Master Gardener calendar debunks the myths

If you think all herbal remedies are safe and effective — not so. Or that you should prune only in winter — also wrong. These misconceptions are among many others that Placer ...

New calendar takes whimsical look at gardening

For 19 years the Placer County Master Gardener calendar has provided daily tips and informative articles on everything you need to know about having a beautiful garden in the fo ...

Master Gardener calendar is all about good eating

The cover photo of the 2011 Placer County Master Gardener calendar depicts a colorful display of vegetables, fruits and flowers. And it’s all edible, co-chairwoman Pauline Sakai ...

New calendar shows how to garden for less

The new year is already in the lens with the arrival of the Placer County Master Gardeners’ 2010 calendar. Always eagerly anticipated, it is filled with day-by-day tips for novi ...

Water-wise a day at a time

Is it possible to have a beautiful garden without using a lot of water? The Placer County Master Gardeners’ calendar for 2009 puts a big emphasis on yes. Themed “Waterwise Gar ...