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Sow There! Yes, its time to water the yard, 2-28-20

By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist February 28, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. CHICO — Life is full of mixed blessings. Some that easily come to mind include food – too much chocolate or the second basket of cheesy muffins at Red Lobster. Over … Continue reading

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Change is good, drought-tolerant garden change is even better, June 25, 2014

By Heather Hacking, Chico Enterprise-Record What’s not to love about a love patchwork fence? The artwork is easy to spot right outside Bitz Haley’s kitchen window.Heather Hacking—Enterprise-Record I’m learning a thing or two about yard transformations. Just like changing the color … Continue reading

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When in drought, plan but don’t plant, October 16, 2014

Author: Heather Hacking hhacking@chicoer.com @HeatherHacking on Twitter Increasingly, I’m faced with what must be a widespread garden geek’s dilemma: How do we go about our business in the middle of the drought? As we shift into the new season, I … Continue reading

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Showering with a bucket

This whole water crisis has caught a lot of people off-guard. I can’t help but notice the plants in my yard looked dead and lifeless. Yet, it’s winter. I just normally don’t notice. We had those weeks with bitter cold. … Continue reading

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