Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sow There!: Growing grass for the beauty of it, Chico Blend grass seed 11/24/17

There’s nothing more beautiful than the color of new grass. The blades are fragile and a reminder that each season has something that is ready to grow. Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 11/24/17 Gardening is a lot like … Continue reading

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Sow There!: How to choose the right calla lilies 11/9/2017

Sturdy, statuesque calla lilies are easier to buy from a frou-frou flower shop than to grow on your own. Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record 11/07/17, 9:55  In early spring I chose the perfect gift for my friend Samantha. … Continue reading

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Sow There!: Take a stroll, feast your eyes on autumn leaves 11/07/2017

Fall leaves are almost as captivating as spring blooms. Catch the dogwood blooms before they fade.Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record  11/07/2017 Last weekend I had coffee with a new friend. She arrived at the table with a … Continue reading

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Sow There!: One year anniversary of a death, on an up note 10/26/2017

Cool-season veggies like kale and spinach are now in the ground following the first rain of the season.Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 10/27/17 Twenty-eight pumpkins along the classroom wall are just temporary decorations as 28 third-graders took … Continue reading

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Sow there! Propagating roses from cuttings 10/19/2017

Roses galore at the annual Butte Rose Society’s annual show. Steve Schoonover — Enterprise-Record By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record Now is the season of “in-between.” We’ve passed the season of miserably hot and have not yet progressed to the season of holiday … Continue reading

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Better late than never for planting daffodils Dec. 4, 2014

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record My life is so full that sometimes I get behind schedule. “Busy” sounds so much better than “procrastinator,” or worse yet, “lazy.” Sometimes being late means being wrongly accused of not caring. I do care. … Continue reading

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Sow There!: Pumpkin time at Patrick Ranch, and other reasons to visit 10/12/2017

Patrick Ranch in October hosts its annual Autumn Fest where you can tour the grounds, pick a pumpkin and pretend you are back in the 1870s. Photo by Heather Hacking 10/12/2017   The lights in the farm house give life to … Continue reading

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