Monday, April 12, 2021

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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....

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...

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: Food Safety in your Home Vegetable Garden

From garden to kitchen, there are many chances for bacteria, viruses, and parasites to contaminate produce. Water, tools, animals, and manure-contaminated soil may spread...

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...

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...

Be Water Wise with drip irrigation

Drip irrigation can significantly reduce water waste and be used successfully in any part of your landscape not planted with a lawn or groundcover....

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...

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...

Gardeners Corner: Inspect your landscape trees for hazards

Our beloved trees have had a hard 2 years. Between the drought and not watering our lawns, the trees have taken a beating. Now...

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...

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: How to manage water in your California Landscape

Submitted by: Gerry Hernandez   |   glhernandez@ucanr.edu Did you know that you can save water in your landscape and actually improve its appearance? Most of...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Winter Gardening…What?

Have you ever planted a winter vegetable garden? When do you start a winter garden? Why would I have a winter garden? It’s August why...

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 GARDENER’S CORNER: Dog Days of Summer

By Gerry Hernandez It’s the dog days of summer. The days are long and hot. How is your garden doing in the heat? There are...

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 Gardener’s: Powdery Mildew

White powdery growth on leaves and shoots can be a sign of powdery mildew disease. This disease affects many plants. In some situations, fungicide...

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...

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 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 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....

Gardeners Corner: Pruning hybrid tea roses

Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses usually get extensive pruning in late winter such as January. Pruning tends to produce larger blooms on longer, stronger stems....

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: 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 reason is 1)...

Garden Corner: Winter Vegetable Gardening

Have you ever planted a winter vegetable garden? When do you start a winter garden? Why would I have a winter garden? It’s September! Why...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Gardening Corner: Mosquitoes

At last count, 53 species of mosquitoes exist in California (compare that to about 3,500 worldwide). In addition to the itchy bites, they are...

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