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Master Gardener Column – Weeds in your Landscape

Weeds in your Landscape It’s that time of the year. It’s been rainy and warm so the weeds are sprouting! I don’t know about you...

Master Gardener’s Corner : Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that absorbs both water and nutrients from a host tree. Healthy trees can tolerate a few mistletoe branch infections....

Master Gardeners: Ground Squirrels

We have had many complaints about ground squirrels this year. Here are a few tips. Identification It is easy to identify ground squirrels, since they forage...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. For best results, choose tomato varieties that have been developed for disease resistance....

Master Gardener’s Corner: Preparing for a frost

Before a frost â–  Identify cold spots in the landscape by monitoring with thermometers. â–  Identify plants at risk: citrus, succulents, tender perennials, tropical and subtropical...

Gardening Corner: Growing Tomatoes Part 2

Tomatoes thrive with water, especially in the early days. Make sure to give them enough that the water soaks deep into the soil. This...

Master Gardeners: Snails & Slugs

Snails and slugs rank among our most despised garden pests. These mollusks emerge from hiding at night and chew holes in most plants. Slugs...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s Corner: Your trees and an arborist

Lately, the UC Master Gardeners of Colusa County have received calls about trees and hiring an arborist. Tree trimming companies may or may not...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Repair Worn or Broken Irrigation Components

Both sprinkler and drip irrigation systems should be checked regularly for broken components for leaks that may otherwise go undetected. Examples are clogged nozzles,...

MASTER GARDENER’S CORNER: Using mulch in the landscape

Anything used to cover the surface of the soil is called mulch. It may be inorganic, like rock or chipped rubber; it may be...

Ants

Ants are one of the most prevalent pests in California. Ants can become a nuisance when it starts to rain. While spraying chemicals inside...

MASTER GARDENERS: Grow your own potatoes

As a home gardener you may want to grow potatoes in a bucket or grow bag instead of the ground. The reasons are 1)...

Master gardener’s corner: Aphids

  Gerry hernandez | glhernandez@ucanr.edu Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it. Although aphids can curl leaves and produce stick...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Support Pollinators

Support pollinators in your home or a community garden with these 13 ways to make your landscape more pollinator friendly. Visit pollinator.org for more...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Tree Selection

It’s that time of the year, tree planting time. Fall/winter is the best time to plant because the roots have more time to develop...

Master Gardener’s Corner Garden pest: Stink bugs

Stink bugs are a nuisance, but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is more than a nuisance. In 2013, large populations were found in Sacramento and...

Master Gardeners Corner: Spiders

Spiders are mostly beneficial because they feed on pest insects. However, many people think that all spiders are dangerous and aggressive. In California, the...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Camellia Petal Blight

Camellia petal blight affects all cultivars of Camellia japonica. Camellia sasanqua is infected less often in California. Identification Infection by the Ciborinia camelliae fungus initially causes...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Turn off your lawn and garden sprinklers

Adjust your sprinklers (or turn them off) for the changing weather. Let the rain do the work! Don’t pay for what you don’t need. Recently,...

Preparing for a frost

Before a frost â–  Identify cold spots in the landscape by monitoring with thermometers â–  Identify plants at risk: citrus, succulents, tender perennials, tropical and subtropical...

Master Gardeners: Having Tomato Problems?

You may experience disappointing results when growing tomatoes because the plants and fruit are susceptible to sever common disorders, as well as attack by...

50 Shades of Graywater

I have done a little research on graywater and like the movie; there are many shades of gray we are not familiar with. I...

Master Gardeners: Peach Leaf Curl

Does your peach or nectarine trees look like someone threw hot oil on it and the leaves blistered? You have peach leaf curl. Peach leaf...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s – Snails and Slugs

Snails and slugs rank among our most despised garden pests. These mollusks emerge from hiding at night and chew holes in most plants. Slugs...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Pollinators – Bees

Nearly all ecosystems on earth depend on pollination of flowering plants for their existence and survival. When most people look at a flower, they...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Tree-of-Heaven

Tree-of-heaven is an invasive weed. A tree of heaven it is not! It was initially valued as an urban street tree and was widely...

Celebrating Great Garden Literature

Submitted by Peggy Townzen The American Horticulture Society honors outstanding garden-related books published in North America through its annual Book Award Program. A distinguished committee...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Mushrooms in lawns

Wet soil and warm temperatures lead to mushrooms in your garden. Mushrooms, sometimes called toadstools, are the visible reproductive structures of some types of fungi....

Fall is for planting

Gerry Hernandez | Colusa County Master Gardener Many people have asked the UCCE Master Gardeners of Colusa County, “What water-wise plants can I grow in my...

Pride of Madeira – echium candicans

Outside my patio door I check to see if the blooms have exploded yet – they are most majestic things appearing at the top...

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