Home & Garden

Annual Folsom garden tour plants ideas, inspiration

The Folsom Garden Club will host its 15th annual “Gardens of Folsom” tour this weekend, featuring seven all new gardens. The tour will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturd ...

Dry weather spurs new gardening trends

A fourth year of drought is changing the landscape of California’s yards and gardens as residents opt for drought-resistant plants and pull up their parched lawns to replace ...

Installing carbon monoxide alarms in your home can save lives

Some of the most harmful chemicals are some of the hardest to detect. With that in mind, CAL FIRE encourages people to install a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in their homes and apart ...

Home fire escape planning can make the difference between life and death

In two minutes you can ride an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building or make a pot of coffee. It’s also the amount of time it takes to get out of your house alive ...

UPDATED: Learn to grow small, easy-harvest fruit trees this spring

Author and nurserywoman Ann Ralph will share her new book, “Grow a Little Fruit Tree,” and teach gardeners how to grow small, easy-harvest fruit trees Saturday in El Do ...

CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers

As winter storms are starting to hit California, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event dur ...

Decked out for the holidays - Loomis Basin Education Foundation Holiday Home Tour

When Jonelle and Richard Tannahill moved into their Loomis residence, it marked a new beginning in more ways than one. They were also celebrating their wedding day. “It was ...

Fall is here and it’s time for planting

Fall is here and it's time for planting in the greater Sacramento region. When summer ends and the days are shorter, plants don't need to work so hard to get rooted and es ...

Luxury home sales surge in region

More folks are living high in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Granite Bay and other parts of the Sacramento region, with sales of luxury homes jumping 29 percent in this year’s rece ...