Monday, April 12, 2021

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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....

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: Ordering online plants and seeds

Earlier this year many people across the United States receive unsolicited packages of seeds from China. You may ask “what is the harm”? California...

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...

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...

Gardener’s Corner: Does your lawn need water?

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,...

Gardening Corner: Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated varieties which were either introduced commercially before 1940, or grown from seeds that have been passed down at least 50...

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: 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: 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 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)...

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...

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...

Gardeners Corner: Do your transplants die?

It’s almost time to start planting your transplants. There are several reasons your transplants die soon after planting. The hole is too small. The answer is...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Lovely Edible Nasturtiums

If you are looking for an edible plant for your garden that will spread and have an ocean of brightly-colored blossoms, nasturtiums are your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

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: 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: 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...

Gardeners Corner: Mistletoe

Mistletoe is supposed to bring mystical powers which bring good luck. It has also been associated with love and friendship. But trees that have...

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