Home & Garden

Kitchen personalization

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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In today’s world, home delivery is not only a convenience—it’s essential, and Gilroy resident and entrepreneur Ann Marie McCauley of Lazy Suzan Designs has provided that convenience to her clients [...]

Growing vegetables in containers

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Radishes, beans, salad greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic and many other edible plants can be grown in containers, given enough sunlight. Without enough light, plants will not produce a harvest. Plants [...]

Getting help in the garden

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Gone are the days of barn raisings and community grain harvests, but that doesn’t mean you have to do all your garden work by yourself.  Let’s face it—gardening is work. [...]

Sunnyvale spotting of Asian gypsy moths has local gardeners worried

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Asian gypsy moths have just been spotted in Sunnyvale and officials are worried. You should be, too, because these invasive new pests can fly to the South Valley. A single [...]

Tips for a tranquil garden

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Your garden can be a bright, cheery, busy place, or it can provide the tranquility you need after a busy day. Transform your garden into a tranquil refuge with these [...]

Garden themes

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Avoid compacting your wet clay soil by staying indoors and planning a themed garden. Traditional garden themes include floral cottage gardens, manicured Renaissance gardens and classic kitchen gardens, with their [...]

Holiday plant care

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.
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Most holiday plants receive too much water and heat, and not enough sunlight, to make it through January. Poinsettias, Amaryllis and miniature Christmas trees make delightful gifts, but they need [...]
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