Monday, April 12, 2021

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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...

Master Gardenerā€™s Corner: Plan your Summer Garden

Itā€™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...

Gardening corner: The leaves are falling; The leaves are falling!

Gerry Hernandez |Ā Colusa County Master Gardeners Have you noticed the leaves falling from your trees? Why are they doing that? Is this an indication of...

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...

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...

Yellowjackets

Yellowjacket wasps prey on other insects and scavenge on human food and garbage. First, do you have yellowjackets? They are Ā½ to 1-inch-long with jagged bright...

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 Gardenerā€™s Corner: Inspect your Landscape Trees for hazards

Even if you watered your trees throughout the summer, our trees have suffered for a few years. This can cause our trees some problems. November...

Gardening corner: Hummingbirds

Attracting hummingbirds to your garden is as easy as either planting certain flowers and/or putting up a hummingbird feeder. The diet of hummingbirds requires...

Gardening Corner: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

This virus can affect dozens of plants, but tomatoes, being so common, are the most usual victim reported. The easiest symptom to recognize is the...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Garden Corner: Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

Milkweed is a drought-tolerant and deer-resistant perennial plant named for its milky latex sap. It is a great host plant for many beneficial insects...

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...

Master Gardenerā€™s Corner Peach Leaf Curl

In the spring did your peach or nectarine trees look like someone threw hot oil on it and the leaves blistered? You have peach...

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...

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! Donā€™t pay for what you donā€™t need. Recently,...

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: Aphids

Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it. Although aphids can curl leaves and produce stick honeydew, they...

Gardeners Corner: Do your transplants die?

Itā€™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...

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 ā€œwhat is the harmā€? California...

Gardener’s Corner: Back to Nature

To nurture something is to ā€˜take care of, feed and protect something, especially young children or plants and help it to developā€™. As gardeners,...

Gardener’s Corner: Catchweed Bedstraw

Such a silly name for a bad, bad weed. This weed seemed to appear overnight in 2010. It is invasive! It is showing up in your...

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