Humboldt County Gardening

Pastels on the Plaza 2011

October 11, 2011 4 comments
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Had the honor recently of participating in a local event, Pastels on the Plaza, which pairs artists and local businesses for a morning of fun, debauchery, and pastel chalk up one’s snoot. All in the name of charity, of course. Each business purchases a sidewalk square on Arcata’s plaza, and our artists come up with […]

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Gardening Under Redwoods: Dealing With Dry Shade, Acidic Soil, and Root Competition

May 5, 2011 22 comments
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Humboldt County’s known for its majestic redwoods, and many of the gardens that I design and care for have a few towering specimens setting the scene. But lovely though they are, gardening under redwoods presents some serious challenges. Shade For one, redwood trees cast some fairly dense shade. This isn’t such an issue if you […]

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Regional Flair: Bring it Home With Native Plants

April 30, 2011 26 comments
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***This is a bit of a local rant, but I do have a point that relates to designers and anyone who expresses themselves artistically in the garden.*** I’m lucky: my college town’s somehow managed to stay funky, cool, small and walkable, and above all, different from any other town in the world. Because us Arcata […]

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Fellini Baby: Local, Fair-Trade, Organic Baby Clothes

September 30, 2010 0 comments

Catherine Andrews, the owner of Fellini Baby, is a Humboldt County local, and I’ve gotten to see her fair trade, organic cotton baby collection in person. The clothes are just adorable, and are unbelievably soft. (I just bought the paprika onesie for a friend who’s about to give birth!) Since Catherine’s just up in McKinleyville, […]

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September 19th Canning Workshop

September 9, 2010 0 comments

From the Gardening Gazette: September 19th: Canning Workshop with Joyce Houston and Deborah Giraud (UC Cooperative Extension); contact Deborah at (707) 445-7351 for more information.

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Humboldt Botanical Garden Harvest Festival Sat Sep 11th 3-6 pm

August 30, 2010 0 comments

This just in from Chuck Goodwin: The Humboldt Botanical Foundation Harvest Festival is happening Sat. Sept 11, 3:00 -6:00 at the garden. Presale $30.00 Day of event $40.00. There will be local wine, food, and music. Go to their website for more information!

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HSU Extension Course: Fruit Tree Selection and Orchard Maintenance with Peter Haggard

August 27, 2010 0 comments

Just heard about this exciting course through the HSU Extension: Fruit Tree Selection & Orchard Maintenance Delicious fruits round out the ideal garden of edibles, and it is important to know how to take care of fruit trees to have the best harvests possible. You will learn about apple, pear and other fruiting tree varieties […]

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Native Plant Sale Sept 18th at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center

August 24, 2010 2 comments

This just in from the native plant society: CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS—LOCAL BEAUTY FOR YOUR GARDEN. Gardeners preparing for the fall season will find a good selection of native plants at the California Native Plant Society’s plant sale on Saturday, September 18 at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center parking lot from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. […]

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August 25th Blackberry Jam-Making Workshop

August 15, 2010 2 comments

Got too many blackberries to eat? Want to learn to make jam? On August 25th from 530-830 pm, Susan will be holding a jam-making workshop at one of the co-ops. Call (707) 822-7150 or send an email to susanjam@yahoo.com for more information. Tip of the nib to the Gardening Gazette for this info!

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Singing Tree Gardens Big Sale August 4-8th

August 2, 2010 0 comments

This just in from Singing Tree Gardens: GREAT BARGAIN ON HEATHERS! We have a huge selection of heaths and heathers that are big, in bloom, and top quality, and they are all 25% off for our August Summer Sale. Many are big enough to qualify for 2 gallon plants, so be sure to get here […]

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