Baldo Villegas, a retired state entomologist, hasn’t sprayed pesticides on his roses in five years – and he grows more than 3,000 bushes in his Orangevale garden.
Baldo Villegas, a retired state entomologist, hasn’t sprayed pesticides on his roses in five years – and he grows more than 3,000 bushes in his Orangevale garden. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Baldo Villegas, a retired state entomologist, hasn’t sprayed pesticides on his roses in five years – and he grows more than 3,000 bushes in his Orangevale garden. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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Debbie Arrington is the home and garden writer for The Sacramento Bee. A lifetime gardener and consulting rosarian, she took over that beat in 2008 after almost 10 years on The Bee's Sports staff. Debbie also writes about food and cooking, focusing on seasonal crops and farm-to-fork cuisine.

Reach her at darrington@sacbee.com or 916-321-1075. Twitter: @debarrington