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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...

Gardening Corner: Rosemary

Rosemary officinalis, maybe not the most exciting plant on the planet, but maybe one of the most useful and versatile out there.  Water is...

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...

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease

The Asian citrus psyllid and the deadly Huanglongbing disease (HLB) that it spreads threaten citrus trees in backyards and on farms. The disease has...

Coffee grounds for your garden

Many of us have heard that coffee grounds are good for plants.  People recommend adding used coffee grounds to the garden, either directly or...

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,...

Splitting Citrus Fruit Questions

“My 60 - 80 year old orange tree has, for the three years we have lived here, regularly produced abundant crops of many hundreds...

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 Gardener’s Corner: Fruit Tree Pruning

Fruit trees provide us with a bounty of fresh food and need only a little care. Four things are needed to keep your fruit...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Gophers

Gophers are small burrowing rodents that feed on roots of many plants all while damaging irrigation lines and sprinkler systems. A single gopher can...

Garden 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...

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...

Master Gardeners Corner: Unusual herbs

Fresh herbs add depth of flavor to food. We’re all familiar with parsley, sage, rosemary and dill. But there are many less-common herbs you...

Master Gardeners Corner: Bagged soils

What is the difference between potting soil, garden soil, and other bagged soils? Please be aware that not all packaged soils are the same....

Gardening corner: Field Bindweed

Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, was first documented in California in 1884. By the first quarter of the twentieth century, field bindweed was proclaimed the...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Plan your Summer Garden

It’s time to start planning your summer vegetable garden. Be sure the area where you intend to plant your seedlings gets enough sun. Six to...

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...

Gardening corner: Tomato disease and insect problems

Blossom End Rot usually occurs in the spring. It is caused by a calcium deficiency but it does not mean calcium is deficient in...

Gardeners Corner: Preparing for a Frost

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

Gardening corner: Grasshoppers

Leafhoppers feed on many different fruit, vegetable, flower, and woody ornamental hosts. Most species of leafhoppers feed on only one or several closely related...

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 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...

Master Gardeners: Catchweed Bedstraw

Gerry Hernandez Master Gardener Catchweed bedstraw is a summer annual broadleaf plant that is starting to show in your gardens now! Its bristles attach to people’s...

Falling Leaves = Early Arrival of Fall?

Gerry Hernandez | ghernandez@ucanr.edu The leaves are falling; The leaves are falling! Have you noticed the leaves falling from your trees? Why are they doing that? Is...

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...

Gardening Corner: Popular Pandemic Pest Notes

Pest Notes are UC IPM publications written for people who want information about pests in homes, office buildings, schools, gardens, urban landscapes, and more....

Gardening Corner: Hairy Fleabane

Hairy fleabane, a common summer annual or biennial broadleaf weed. Mature plant The mature plant can reach almost 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. It is well...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Catchweed Bedstraw

This weed seemed to appear overnight in 2010. It is invasive! Catchweed bedstraw is a summer annual broadleaf plant that is starting to show in...

Gardening Corner: What is IPM?

Integrated pest management (IPM) involves the use of environmentally sound yet effective practices to keep pests from invading or damaging your home, garden, or...

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...

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