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Our bounty of citrus

Sacramento’s oranges are nearing peak ripeness They line the streets leading to the state Capitol. Neighborhoods are named in their honor. In February, they seem…


Old is new again

New seeds and plants for 2020 are twists on past favorites We want bigger tomatoes, smaller pumpkins and old-fashioned flowers in modern hues. But a…


He dreams of roses

World-famous expert returns to Sacramento In the rose world, Stephen Scanniello is a rock star. Curator of the New York Botanical Garden’s Peggy Rockefeller Rose…


A rosy tradition

In three hours, volunteers prune entire McKinley Park rose garden Rain can’t keep rose lovers out of this garden. The first Saturday of each year,…


Pruning time

You can’t smell the roses if they’re way over your head It’s time to tell your roses: Knock it off! November’s mostly dry and relatively…


Stop and smell the roses

’Tis the season for America’s official flower It’s a good time to stop and smell the roses—or at least admire their beauty. October is Sacramento’s…