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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...

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...

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...

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 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: 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...

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...

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: 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: 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 : 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

MASTER GARDENER’S CORNER: Become a UC Master Gardener of Colusa County

Ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener? Do you know who the Master Gardeners are and what they do? Do you love to garden?...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Gardening for Winter Vegetables and flowers

If you’ve been wanting to start a garden but feel a little overwhelmed by the task, why not a container garden? You can start...

Master Gardener’s Corner: 08/30/2017

Saving trees: The key to a beautiful landscape To keep trees healthy and prevent infestation by harmful pests, give them the water they need. Water Trees...

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...

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...

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 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...

Master Gardeners: Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables

Memorial day weekend is coming soon. Here are some safety tips for fresh produce. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy, but care...

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: 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)...

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 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,...

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 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...

Inspect Your Landscape Trees for Hazards

Our beloved trees have had a hard two years. Between the drought and not watering our lawns, the trees have taken a beating. Now...

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