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4 ways to get spooky with pumpkins

Batman and his girlfriend, the two pumpkins pictured, have what it takes to set the tone for a fun Halloween party: A little mystery, thanks to a pair of store-bought black masks. Other ways to spook up your pumpkins… Dancing Skelly  Three pumpkins, joined together totem style, form this Halloween character who appears to kick up his heels on the front lawn. Use rebar stakes […]

Free plants for all!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 17th. That’s when the biannual Plant Exchange takes place in the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, CA from noon to 4pm.

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]

5 wildfire safety tips to protect your garden

With deadly wildfires raging across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California, thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes in the West.