Monday, April 12, 2021

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 peopleā€™s...

Master Gardener’s Corner: How to manage water in your California Landscape

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

MASTER GARDENERā€™S CORNER: Dog Days of Summer

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

Falling Leaves = Early Arrival of Fall?

Gerry Hernandez |Ā 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...

Coffee grounds for your garden

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

Master gardenerā€™s corner: Aphids

  Gerry hernandez |Ā 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 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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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,...

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.Ā  Water is...

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 Gardenerā€™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...

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 Gardeners Corner: Unusual herbs

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

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,...

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