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February Garden Chores

Growing Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter
Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

Sacramento Area Planting Guide for Flower and Vegetable Seeds

Asian Citrus Psyllid Info and Video

Quick Clicks

CA Native Plants For Your Area of CA

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Plants For Dry Shade

Dave's Garden Plant Search

National Pesticide Information Center

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Storing Fruits and Vegetables

Tomato Taste Test Trials

Fruit Tree Varieties

Nut Tree Varieties

Fruit & Nut Harvest Dates

Fruit Taste Test Winners

Citrus Tree Info

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Shade Tree Selection Guide

Weather Websites

Fertilizer Ingredients (by brand)

Farmer Fred's 10 Garden Rules

 Frost, Freeze Tips

Protecting Plants from Frost or Freeze

The Quick Guide: When a Frost is Forecast

Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants

After a Freeze: What Should You Do in the Garden? 
Winter
Growing Winter Vegetables
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
 
Frost/Freeze Tips For Citrus
 
Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds
 
Why Rotate Your Crops?
 
Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!
 
Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees
 
Threat to Citrus Trees: the Asian Citrus Psyllid
 
Christmas Tree Care
 
Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color
 Fall

Fall is Lawn Renovation Time

Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds

Why Rotate Your Crops?

Sacramento Area Planting Guide for Flower and Vegetable Seeds
Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter
Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects
Attracting Bees To Your Garden
UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars
Easy Care Plants for Privacy
20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area
Small Trees for Small Yards Pruning Q&A's
The Drought and Your Garden

CA Native Plants Localized for Your Town: calscape.org

Low Water Plant Trials: Results

Sacramento Smart Irrigation Scheduler

Gardening With Limited Water

Water Efficient Plants for Sacramento

Other Water Efficient Plant Resources

EPA Guide to Water-Smart Landscapes

Water-Wise CA Regional Garden Sites

Tips For Growing Native Plants

 

VEGETABLES

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

Tomato Troubleshooting Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

 Recipes for Your Home Grown Produce

Help Plants Beat the Heat

Grow your Own Popcorn !

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins Growing Winter Vegetables
FRUIT

Fruit Facts from the CA Rare Fruit Growers

Fruit and Nut Links from UC

Avocado Trees for Northern California?

How to Increase the Size of Your Table Grapes

How To Get Bigger Fruit From Your Fruit Trees

Citrus Tips from the Pros

UC: Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region

Blueberries for the Valley

Fruit Tree Care Calendar

Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

U.C. Davis Tips on Fruit Tree Pruning & Training

Growing Caneberries in the Sacramento Region

How To Prune Overgrown Deciduous Fruit Trees

 
ROSES

Rose Pruning, California Style

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Rose Planting Basics 

LANDSCAPING

How Much Water Does Your Lawn and Garden Really Need?

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Soil Solarization

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Landscaping Tips

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Easy Care Plants for Privacy Shows for the Nose: Other Fragrant Plants
Deer Resistant Plants (Alleged)

 

GARDEN HELPERS

The Garden "Good Guys"

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

GardenInsects.Com

Free Publications From UC's Farm and Garden Experts 

 

TREES

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Finding an ISA-Certified Arborist

After the storm: Leaning Trees Need Your Attention, Now!

Oak Tree Care

Planting Under Oaks

Pruning Q&A's

Christmas Tree Care

 

More Garden Features

Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is the host of the "KFBK Garden
Show" on 1530-AM/93.1-FM KFBK in Sacramento, California each Sunday
morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacfic Time, followed by "Get Growing" on
Talk 650 KSTE in Sacramento, 10 a.m. to Noon. At noon, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
And, you can listen to all the shows, live, via the KFBK.com and KSTE.com websites.
 
Available as podcasts, too!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Plus, for news about California agriculture, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
New Podcast links for Itunes podcast users:
KFBK Garden Show
Get Growing
KSTE Farm Hour
 
Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin County gardeners can also
get current gardening information from Fred in his Saturday gardening column
in the Lodi News-Sentinel.; also available at the Farmer Fred Rant! Blog page.
 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "KFBK GARDEN SHOW" & "GET GROWING" ON KSTE

Feb. 17: Steve Zien - Living Resources Co. "Is Your Garden Soil Ready For Spring?"

Feb. 24: Horticultural Consultant Debbie Flower - "Troubleshooting Seed Planting Woes"

A Clue for the Garden Grappler
 

Visit the Farmer Fred Rant Blog Page for These Garden Tips and More:

Vegetables:

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Terrific Tomato Tips

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Will Those Green Tomatoes Turn Red This Fall?

Before You Plant, Check the Soil Temperature

Make Your Own Planting Mix

Starting Tomatoes, Peppers From Seed

More Tips on Starting Tomatoes from Seed

Pepper Seeds Slow to Germinate? Some Tips

Heirloom Vegetables Are Better For You

Tomato Troubleshooter

Crop Rotation Plan for the Home Garden

Crop Rotation for the Garden, Pt. 2

The Hazards of Overfeeding Your Plants 

Hand-Pollinating Squash Plants

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Grow Your Own Popcorn

 

Fruits:

Avocado Trees for Sacramento? A Guide

Why Are My Oranges Splitting?

Frost/Freeze Protection Ideas for Citrus

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Mulch Under a Citrus Tree: Pros and Cons

Bareroot Fruit Tree Shopping? Buyer Beware!

Harvest Fruits By Look and Feel, Not the Calendar

Know Your Fruit Tree Rootstocks

Growing Blueberries in Container

Anatomy of a Professional Fruit Tasting

Why Are the Blackberries Turning White?

 

Bad Bugs, Diseases, Weeds:

Battling Tomato Hornworms

Every Season is Ant Season

The Green Fruit Beetles Are Back

Ants!

A Cure for the Cherry Maggot?

Controlling Snails and Slugs

Peach Leaf Curl: It's Back!

Battling Peach Leaf Curl

Battling Sooty Mold & Scale on Citrus

Controlling Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

Crane Flies vs. Mosquitoes

Leaf Spot Problem? Here's What to Do

Cat Proofing Your Garden

Yellowjacket Fun Facts! Control Tips, Too

Weedkillers: Read the Label!

 

ETC.

How To Find Garden Answers Online

Garden Shoes...or Gardening Shoes?

Tips for a Healthy Heart and Thwarting Type 2 Diabetes

The Garden Good Guys:

4 Plants to Attract Pollinators and Beneficials

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Bring on the Bees!

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

This Blog is for the Birds

The Good Bug Hotel

What's Killing the Bees? A New Study Offers Clues

Landscaping, Lawns, Flowers

100+ Great Roses For California

Fall Lawn Renovation

Plants For Dry Shade

Getting the Yard Ready for a Rain and Wind Storm

Watering Tips for Drip Irrigation

A Tour of Maple Rock Gardens

The Heart-Healthy Garden

Plants for Privacy

The Cure for Non-Performing Daffodils

WELO is coming. Start Planning to Save Water Now

Plants Wilting in the Heat? Check Before You Water

Water-Saving Tips For Your Yard

Get Rid of Your Lawn with Soil Solarization

How to Kill Your Lawn in 2 Easy Steps

Droopy Plants on a Hot Day. Water...or Not?

 

Trees and Shrubs

How To Stake a New Tree

Holy Jumping Oak Galls, Batman!

 

 Fall & Winter:

Pruning Tool Primer

Rain Draining Strategies to Save Your Home and Garden

Winter Storms and Tree Troubles

What to Do AFTER a Hard Freeze

What to Do When a Hard Freeze is Forecast

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners

Persimmons: THE Edible Ornamental of Fall

Innovative Peach Leaf Curl Controls

Frost, Freezes Ahead. Get Your Yard Ready

After a Freeze, What Should a Gardener Do?

Fall-Winter Houseplant Care Tips

Drain the Rain Away from the House & Garden

Get Your Garden Storm-Ready

What to Do in Your Yard AFTER the Storm

Tips for the Fall-Winter Vegetable Garden

Add Color for the Cold, Gray Days of Winter

 Winter Storms and Trees: Inspect Them Now!

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

What NOT to do in the Garden in Fall

Dead Foliage Now? Leaf it Alone!

Problem Plants

Have Horses? Avoid These Plants!

Safe Plants for You, But They're Poison to Your Pets

Mistletoe Control Tips

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Garden Data (through Feb. 16, 2019)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : .26" valley; .22-.35" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 48-49 (F) valley. 47 (F) low foothills. 41 (F) upper foothills.

Click Here for more Information about soil temperature and evapotranspiration rates

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Chilling hours/portions (hours at 32-45 degrees-F, necessary for deciduous fruit tree production, Nov.-Feb.)

What is a "Chill Hour", what is a "Chill Portion"?

Chill Portion Requirements for selected fruit and nut varieties

Nov. 1, 2018-Feb. 16, 2019:

Chill Hours: 619-646 valley; 873-1028 foothills. Chill Portions: 63-65 valley; 70-73 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018:

Chill Hours: 762-905 valley; 618-1115 foothills. Chill Portions: 67-75 valley; 72-84 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017:

Chill Hours: 796-933 valley; 900-1350 foothills. Chill Portions: 65-75 valley; 74-93 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016:

Valley: Chill Hours: 714-896 . Chill Portions: 68-74. Foothills: Chill Hours: 744-1360. Chill Portions: 73-85

Nov. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015:

Valley: 444-805 chill hours; 61-69 chill portions. Foothills: 380-1095 chill hours; 65-85 chill portions

Nov. 1, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014:

Valley (Sac., SJ, Yolo, Sutter, Solano Cos.): 868-1230 hours Foothills (Amador, El Dorado, Placer Cos.): 567-1129 hours 

2012-2013 Chill Season Totals:

VALLEY: 1028-1325 hours; FOOTHILLS: 877-1863 hours

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Wondering when is the right time to plant?

The online Farmer Fred Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar for Northern California is for you! Click on each vegetable for specific planting information.

Also, download the printable planting calendar.

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Looking for lists and pictures of plants that don't require much water? Go to:

Water-Wise Gardening Websites

This is a project undertaken in conjunction with the municipalities and water districts in many California locales. The website has a wealth of local residential photography and plant information to help homeowners improve their garden in a water efficient way.

Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer residents: click on the link - Be Water Smart .

 
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Find a Green Gardener-certified landscaper near you: http://www.ecolandscape.org/programGG/GreenGardenerRefList.html
 
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 UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(Registration begins at 9:30, class 
begins at 10 am sharp)
 
Learn why pressure canning is the most important aspect of home food 
preservation, food safety, how to properly utilize a pressure canner and 
more in this 'make and take' class. Pressure canning opens up a world of
canning broth, soups, meats, and vegetables that you can use 
throughout the year. In this workshop, we will make a stock and beans that you will get to take home and enjoy.
 
Class fee: $25.00 (lunch is included)
Register: http://ucanr.edu/feb19 
Location: Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Ave. Stockton, 95206
Bring an apron and wear comfortable shoes. Questions? Please call 209-953-6100.
 
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Sat. Feb 16, 9-noon
"Grafting Backyard Fruit Trees" 
Interested in improving the quality and variety of fruit trees in your backyard orchard? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for this timely class on grafting methods you can use on fruit trees in your home orchard. Local Master Gardeners will present a hands-on clinic covering a variety of grafting techniques for home gardeners. Whip, tongue and cleft grafts will be demonstrated and practiced. Bud grafts will also be discussed. Learn how to grow a fruit salad tree. A variety of fruit tree scions may be available for participants to take home. Handouts will be available.
 
The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon. For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador 
   
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WHEN:     SATURDAY, Feb.16th  - from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
WHAT:     EVERYTHINGS YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SPRING PLANTING
WHERE:   Davis Central Park Gardens, at the corner of Third and B Streets, Davis
Learn the best plants to buy and plant in Yolo County.  Bring your gardening questions.
UCCE YOLO COUNTY Master Gardeners
 
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WHEN:     SUNDAY, Feb. 17th - from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:      GARDENING QUESTION & ANSWER FORUM
WHERE:   Mary L Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th St., Davis, in the Children's Conference Room
UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will discuss planning the winter garden, landscape maintenance in cold weather, irrigation and mulching.
UCCE YOLO COUNTY Master Gardeners
 
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WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN:      SATURDAY, Feb. 23rd - from 10:30a.m.  to 12:30 p.m.   
WHAT:      EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT VEGETABLE GARDENING
WHERE:    Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th St., Davis, in the Children's Conference Room
This comprehensive workshop will provide detailed information on site preparation, soil improvement, fertilizing, pest control, irrigation and more.  You will learn about good varieties of plants to grow in Yolo County.
 
UCCE YOLO COUNTY Master Gardeners
 
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Saturday Feb. 23 10am-2pm
Fifth annual Camellia Day in Folsom
A variety of camellia blooms will be on display Saturday Feb. 23, 2019 at the fifth annual Camellia Day in Folsom. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Murer House and Gardens, 1125 Joe Murer Court.
Greg Gayton of Green Acres Nursery will talk about camellias and offer tips on growing them. He will speak at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Representatives from the Camellia Society will be on hand to help identify camellia varieties and answer questions about growing and caring for them.
The public is invited to enter up to five blooms and/or arrangements of camellias. They'll have a chance to win ribbons for "People's Choice," "Best of Show" and other prize divisions. Entries will be accepted starting at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23.
Attendees can also enter a drawing for camellia plants. It will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Tours of Murer House and Gardens also will be offered that day.
There is no charge to attend, tour Murer House or enter the camellia contest.
The Murer House and Gardens is in old Folsom near historic Sutter Street. The home was built by Guiseppe Murer of Italy who purchased the site in 1921 and constructed the home in 1925.  He planted numerous camellias, which are now mature nearly-100 year old trees today.
For more information, contact Rhonda DesVoignes at bdesvoignes@comcast.net or call the Murer House at (916) 985-3250.
 
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Sat. February 23, 2019 9-noon
"Bloomin" in Amador County 
 With just a little "know how" you can enjoy flowers blooming in your garden and landscape throughout the year. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, "Bloomin' in Amador County" on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for information on planning various types of colorful gardens suitable for local soils and microclimates. Learn which plants to grow in order to insure year-round color in your garden as well as provide resources for beneficial insects inhabiting your landscape. The Master Gardeners will provide details on selection, care and maintenance of appropriate, colorful, annual and perennial flowering plants including succulents, shrubs and trees. Handouts will be available. 
The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador    
 
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WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents "Worm Composting"
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
COST: $25 includes worm bin, worms and educational materials.
Space limited; pre-registration is required.
Registration information:   sacmg.ucanr.edu/Special_Events
 For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach the basics of worm composting:  how to care for worms, what to feed worms and how to select a bin.  Worm composting is neat, easy and odorless, ideal for indoor or outdoor locations. Discover the benefits of being a Worm Wrangler and adopt your own worm bin and worms.
 
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Date: Saturday, February 23
Sustainable Organic Gardening Workshop
Time:8:30 am -3:00pm
Place: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA
Tired of the high cost of fresh vegetables?  Learn how to develop a garden that conserves water, is free from wasteful chemical additives, and provides your family with a fun hobby and nutritious food.
 We'll be sharing about....
-Sustainable Soil
-Composting
-Beneficial Plants & Insects
-Food Preservation
$25 includes handouts, samples, and a light bag lunch with cold drink
Register by Feb 9
http://ucanr.edu/sustainable-organic-gardening
 
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WHEN:      SUNDAY, Feb. 24th - from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:       YEAR ROUND KITCHEN GARDENING PROGRAM
WHERE:     Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th St., Davis, in the Children's Conference Room
UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will discuss winter planting, care of edible flowers, fruit tree care, herbs and vegetables to plant now.  You will be motivated to stock your kitchen with home-grown herbs, vegetables and more.
 
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Tues February 26th 130 pm
 
Sierra Madre Garden Club is pleased to host former Sacramento Bee garden writer Debbie Arrington when the club meets at 1:30pm at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson.  Debbie will be speaking about 2019 gardening trends.  Along with friend and former SacBee writer Kathy Morrison, Debbie established the "Sacramento Digs Gardening" blog to provide daily current, timely gardening information to Sacramento and the surrounding communities.
 
The Sierra Madre Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of most months at the Amador Senior Center.  The club is open to all gardening enthusiasts in the local area.  Come join us for this interesting and knowledgeable speaker.  Light refreshments are served.
 
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Thursday, February 28   7:00 PM
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
Anita Clevenger presents Plant Adventures in South Africa. Her presentation will showcase the desert blooms and interesting plants of Western Cape.  Clevenger is a Lifetime (Platinum Level) Master Gardener and author of a monthly garden column for Inside Publication.  She has been a volunteer and the Old City Cemetery rose garden for years where she is now the curator and manager.  The public is welcome.  
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento 95816
916-823-5500
 
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Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.  
The Camellia Society of Sacramento's 95th Annual Show will be held at our new location Elks Lodge No. 6 at 6446 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, 95831, on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.  
The show is open to the public from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free and there is ample free parking.
Anyone wishing to enter their blooms may do so Saturday, March 2nd from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Entry cards will be available as well as people to assist filling them out.  
For information about the show, contact Don Leismeister at (916) 967-8420 or Julie Vierra at (916) 371-2174. 
Beautiful floral arrangements will be on display.  To display a floral arrangement contact Frankie Raymond at (916) 995-2550.
To learn more about the Camellia Society of Sacramento, go to our website, camelliasocietyofsacramento.org 
 
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WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA  95831
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach how to turn yard waste and vegetable/fruit waste into "gardener's gold".  A class on the basics of composting will include setting up a compost bin, types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019
 WHAT: Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
WHERE: Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA  95628
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
 At 10 a.m., watch mini-demonstrations on:
Cane and spur pruning of grapes for arbors.
Creating new habitats for pollinators:  making houses for Mason Bees.
Herbal gifts from the garden.
Water Efficient Landscapes:  Woody ornamentals; tips for selection and planting.
On-going:
Berries:  Testing soil pH, soil amendments for vigorous plants and superior yields
Vegetables:  Growing edibles in the Sacramento Valley
Vineyard:  Disease management practices for vineyard health
Compost:  Types of compost bins and tips for success
Orchard:  Winter pruning of deciduous fruit trees
Water Efficient Landscapes:  Selecting plants using Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) criteria.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the Ask the Master Gardeners table.  The Master Gardeners 2019 Gardening and Preserving Guide and Calendars will be available for $10, including sales tax.  Located outside - rain or shine.
 
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Sat-Sun, Mar 9-10, 930am-1130am
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public gardening workshop, "Successful Spring & Summer Vegetables".  This workshop will be held on Saturday, Saturday March 9, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa. This workshop will also be held on Sunday March 10, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St., Yountville.
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County will help home gardeners learn what they need to successfully produce spring and summer vegetables from seeds and plant starts. In addition to growing basics and hands on activities, our program includes watering, fertilizing, and harvesting tips, with a dash of UC IPM for pest and disease control. Delight in growing your own groceries and savoring them at harvest.
Registration is preferred, space is limited. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled. For the Napa session, there is a charge of $5/person. Register online at  http://ucanr.edu/2019growveggies. For the Yountville session, there is a charge of $14 per person ($12 for Yountville residents). Register online at www.townofyountville.com. For additional information, call the UCCE office at 707-253-4221. Upvalley and American Canyon residents can call toll-free at 877-279-3065.
 
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WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: Arbor Day in Rancho Cordova, Dave Roberts Park, 10805 Mapola Way, Rancho Cordova 95670
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
 
Need help with your landscape trees?  Master Gardeners specializing in the care and selection of landscape trees will be available to answer your questions.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table at Arbor Day.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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San Joaquin Co. Master Gardeners/Master Food Preservers
Lodi Library Garden Presentations, 10-1130am, 201 W. Locust St. Lodi
 
Mon. Mar. 11: "Summer Vegetable Garden"
 
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WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents
"The Basics of Backyard Composting"
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
COST: $10 per person.  Space limited; pre-registration required.
Registration information:        sacmg.ucanr.edu/Special_Events
 For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
It is easy and fun to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into compost!  Composting provides rewarding results with little physical effort.  When added to your soil it helps retain moisture resulting in a lower water bill.  Use it to prevent soil erosion, to suppress weeds and to loosen clay and compacted soils.
 The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will provide a hands-on demonstration on how to build an active compost pile.  You will learn about the different methods for composting and find out if "Hot" composting is the right choice for you.  Class participants will receive a free compost bin and educational materials.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Plant Foundry Spring Celebration
WHERE: The Plant Foundry Nursery & Store, 3500 Broadway, Sacramento, CA  95817
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests or questions to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table at the Plant Foundry Spring Celebration.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices tailored specifically for the Sacramento Valley from people who have gardened here for decades.  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: Creek Week Celebration, Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael 95608
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table at Creek Week.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
19th Annual Folsom Garden Club Garden Tour
"Gardens of Folsom"
2019 Ticket Price:    $20.00
Attendees 16 years and older will need a ticket
Tickets will go on sale through the retail outlets beginning April 1, 2019.
It's the club's garden tour  fundraiser for Folsom area schools, scholarships and educational grants.
 The gardens vary from large to small and feature a variety of greens, color, patios and pools. People will be able to gather ideas for their own gardens. An artist and Master Gardener will be at each of the homes and there'll also be a bake sale and plant sale.
Retail Ticket Sellers:
•American River Ace Hardware (9500 Greenback Ln. Folsom)
•Green Acres Nursery & Supply (205 Serpa Way Folsom)
•The Blossom Shop (47 Natoma Street #D, Folsom)
•Raleys (25025 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom)
•Bushnell Gardens Nursery (5255 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay)
Online Ticket Sales: Available beginning February 15, 2019 through the Folsom Garden Club website at: Folsomgarden.org
Folks can also purchase tickets on the day(s) of the tour at house #1 (1332 Parsons ct. Folsom, 95630)
To enrich your garden tour experience, UCCE Master Gardeners will be available at several of the locations during this popular garden tour.  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests or questions to the Master Gardeners.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices tailored specifically for the Sacramento Valley from people who have gardened here for decades.  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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When: Tuesday, May 7 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
What: Roseville Better Gardens Club Annual Plant Sale
 
Where: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville (Maidu Drive is off of Rocky Ridge between Douglas Blvd and Cirby Way)
 
Locally grown plants including flowers, vegetables, succulents & pollinator plants at great prices.  Fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden
items, garden art, baked goods & books. 
Cash or check only.
 
 
 
 
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