Author Archives: Heather Hacking

Sow There! Lessons on the farm, June 14, 2019

  Farmers can grow a lot of food on 400 acres, and some of this lettuce made it into our dinner salad. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist June 14, 2019 at 3:30 am The book “Farmer Boy,” was … Continue reading

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Sow There! An eye for statuesque beauties, June 7, 2019

An eye for statuesque beauties | Sow There! Bear’s Breech, a surprisingly tall and orante flower that seems to do the impossible in partial shade. (Contributed by Heather Hacking) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist June 7, 2019 I remember my grandmother’s voice … Continue reading

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Sow There! Poppy plants making their presence known, May 24, 2019

Poppy plants making their presence known | Sow There! Poppies don’t need much encouragement to grow. Just give them a tiny bit of soil, let the rains comes, and hope that no one comes along to spoil their fun. (Heather … Continue reading

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Sow There! A good deed finally notices — amaryllis, May 17, 2019

A good deed finally noticed — amaryllis | Sow There! When the amaryllis blooms arrived, in late March, they stopped small feet in their tracks. (Heather Hacking -Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist May 17, 2019 at 3:30 am One of the … Continue reading

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Sow There! Bright, white flowers for hot nights, May 10, 2019

Bright, white flowers for hot nights | Sow There! Thank you, wise gardeners at the Patrick Ranch Museum, for planting flowers that brighten my way through darkness. (Photo by Heather Hacking) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist May 10, 2019 at 2:35 am … Continue reading

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Sow There! Feeling a change in the weather, and growing old, May 3, 2019

Feeling a change in the weather, and growing old | Sow There! A flooded bike bath in lower Bidwell Park on April 6 in Chico. (Matt Bates — Enterprise-Record) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist May 3, 2019 at 12:19 pm I remember … Continue reading

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Sow There! Garden victories and small, helping hands, April 26, 2019

Garden victories and small, helping hands | Sow There! For some reason, most of the cartons we collect in my classroom are from chocolate milk. (photo by Heather Hacking) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist April 26, 2019 at 2:20 am There is … Continue reading

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Sow There! Greenhouse lesson No. 2, snails and slugs know no boundaries, April 19, 2019

Greenhouse lesson No. 2, snails and slugs know no boundaries | Sow There! Recently, snails and slugs were friends of our class. If only they had kept away from the greenhouse. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist April 19, 2019 … Continue reading

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Sow There! Rain on freesia flowers, and other April mishaps, April 5, 2019

Rain on freesia flowers, and other April mishaps | Sow There! Only time will tell if these darlings grow and prosper. Tomatoes are touchy plants, and may not appreciate warming up then feeling the wrath of unpredictable April storms. (Photo … Continue reading

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Sow There! Garden voyeurism – quick and not dirty, March 29, 2019

Garden voyeurism – quick and not dirty | Sow There! Previous   Camellias are beautiful when in full bloom. What a treat to have the blooming nearby, in someone else’s yard, where you can enjoy them without cleaning up. These … Continue reading

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