Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sow There!: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago 2-2-18

Sow There!: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago There’s no better view on the way home from work than a color-filled sky. Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 02/02/18 “The best time to plant … Continue reading

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Reaching a state of bulb saturation 2-19-16

It’s daffodil time. Heather Hacking — Enterprise-Record By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record I recently realized I have been planting daffodils like Mark Watney planted potatoes — as if my life depended on it. Daffodils have been my no-guilt go-to plant … Continue reading

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Sow There!: When is the time to prune grapevines? Now 1-26-18

Sow There!: When is the time to prune grapevines? Now This year I was able to write Christmas cards for the joy of writing Christmas cards. Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 01/26/18 Winter pruning can be a multi-step … Continue reading

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Sow There!: Weeds won’t wait, and neither should you 1-18-2018

Sow There!: Weeds won’t wait, and neither should you Even in winter yard work must be done when weeds start popping up. Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 01/18/18 Some might consider mid-January as the “dead of winter.” Yet, … Continue reading

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The key to happiness is watching your plants grow 2-11-16

A pink hyacinth bloom really brightens up the kitchen table. This flower has been a source of joy for weeks, transforming from bulb to bloom. Heather Hacking — Enterprise-Record By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record These bulbs were placed in hyacinth … Continue reading

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Words of encouragement when battling invasive plants 2-4-16

Unruly privet, with a boatload of berries, is already taking over this section of alley in the Avenues. Each bird-luring berry has potential to be planted in your back yard. Heather Hacking — Enterprise-Record By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record If … Continue reading

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Sow There! Making less of resolutions and watering your plants, Jan. 5, 2018

This Vinca rosea looks unnaturally fresh for January. By this time most years the freeze would have turned the summer shiner to mush. Photo by Heather Hacking By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record POSTED: 01/05/18 On the last day of the old year, a … Continue reading

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