Grow a Year-Round Indoor Salad Garden

    With this technique, you can grow all the salad greens you need with a kitchen cupboard and a windowsill. PHOTO BY PETER BURKE A very simple idea put me on the path toward growing a year-round indoor salad garden: I wanted fresh salad greens throughout winter. This desire occurred to me one fall afternoon as […]

    Sponsored: Fall / Winter gardening tips for new homeowners

    In many parts of the country, the advent of fall and winter means a winding down of garden-related tasks. Protecting outdoor plants, moving pots indoors and prepping bulbs for germination is the sum of it. But in Northern California, with our year-round growing season, gardening activity can rise to a fever pitch in autumn. New […]

  • Home and Garden events

    Boerner Botanical Gardens: Holiday Gift Fair with Santa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3. Workshops, special events and activities for all ages. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org Origami Ornaments. Dec. 5. $10/$15. Holiday Wreath Making. Dec. 6 and 7. $30/$35. Lynden Sculpture Garden: Lynden offers holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December for […]

    Tucson Home and Garden Nov. 19-25

    All events are free or included in the cost of admission unless otherwise noted. Sunday Fall Opening — Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. Tea ceremonies, art and handicrafts exhibits and classes in traditional customs such as Japanese flower arranging. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Noon-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Closed Thanksgiving Day. 1-502-303-3945. Tuesday […]

    Treasure tome: Yves Saint Laurent Accessories showcases designer’s iconic finishing touches

    Yves Saint Laurent Accessories features 400 images spanning the designer’s nearly 50-year career. “One can never overstate the importance of accessories,” said legendary French designer Yves Saint Laurent. Coinciding with the recent openings of both the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent Accessories is the first book to […]

    ‘I just needed to feel the real world’: gardening writer Anna Pavord describes crawling onto lawn after cancer

    Anna Pavord at her home in Dorset CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER JONES FOR THE TELEGRAPH Barely out of intensive care and unable to walk after treatment for stomach cancer, Anna Pavord quite literally “crawled” on her hands and knees onto a patch of grass, desperate to reconnect with nature. The much-loved gardening writer has told how she dragged herself along a […]

    Carolyn Singer: November in my garden — Savoring fall, preparing for spring

    My kitchen counter has transitioned from the tomatoes and tomatillos of late summer. The new arrangement of hops, shallots, “Sunshine” kabocha and “Trombetta” squashes, walnuts, red serrano peppers, along with a branch of sweet bay, is both a celebration of fall and an anticipation of Thanksgiving family visitors from Boston, San Francisco, Irvine and Sacramento. […]