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Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Tips for Starting a Vegetable Garden

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

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

Apr. 21: Debbie Arrington - Sacramento Rose Society; Kathy Morrison, "Sacramento Digs Gardening" blog: "Spring Rose Care"

Apr. 28: Official Tomato Planting Day! With Don Shor.

May 5: Cherie Sintes-Glover, Urban Chicken Consultant: "Raising Backyard Chickens"

May 12: Horticultural Consultant Debbie Flower: "Thwarting Spring Gardening Problems"

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 April 20, 2019)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : Valley: 1.1" ; Foothills: 1.1-1.2"

Soil Temperature: Valley: 56-63 (F). Low foothills: 60 (F). Upper foothills: 51 (F)

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. 28, 2019 (FINAL):

Chill Hours: 752-810 valley; 1218-1253 foothills. Chill Portions: 70-76 valley; 81-84 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, April 20 from 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, April 21 from 10am to 3pm
Sacramento Iris Society Presents:
Sixty-Ninth Annual Iris Show and Plant sale 
Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. in McKinley Park.
The event is free to the public to enter and view.
 
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Thursday, April 25        7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone:  916-823-5500
All About Sunflowers presented by Master Gardener, Roxie Jones.  Learn about the job of growing sunflowers, their historical significance, and environmental benefits.  The public is welcome.
 
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Saturday, April 27 from 10AM -1PM.  Plant sale 10AM -12 ~ Rain or Shine. 
The Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden Plant Sale. 
The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.
Also, a talk on Happy Soil = Happy Garden!  The foundation of all gardening lies in the soil.  We can enhance the fertility of our soil and improve the soil structure by employing simple techniques.  We will discuss these techniques along with methods to evaluate soil types.
 Find answers to your home gardening questions, including plant and pest problems.  When the garden is not open, home gardening assistance is offered by Master Gardeners through the help line at: 209-754-2880.  The public may leave a message regarding a problem and a Master Gardener will return the call.
~ Office: 209 754-6477
~ Email: calaverasmg@ucanr.edu 
~ Website:  http://ucanr.org/sites/CalaverasCountyMasterGardeners/ 
 
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Date:  Saturday, April 27th, 2019 Time:  11am-3pm
 Price:  $15 adults, children free
 Featuring:  5 private Woodland gardens and the Rose Gardens at the Woodland Public Library
The Library Gardens feature over 600 roses, and is a recipient of the World Federation of Rose Societies' Garden of Excellence.
 Tickets are available online at:  shop.woodlandlibraryroseclub.com and at these local merchants:
 Gifted Penguin, Corner Drug, and Boxwood Nursery in Woodland
 Tickets will also be available on the day of the event in the Library Gardens
 Rain date:  Sunday, April 28th, 2019
 
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Sat. 4/27 Backyard Composting Basics                                                                   
An ecologically-sustainable garden is both beautiful and able to attract and sustain pollinators and beneficial insects, reducing the need for pesticides. Plant selection directly affects beneficial insect populations, those insects that can provide ecological benefits such as biodiversity and natural pest control. This concept of "habitat management" provides a refuge for the insects during winter, and nectar and pollen resources, leading to increases in pollination and populations of other beneficial insects that help control pests in the garden.
9:00 to 11:00 am, $2 parking
Location: Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
 
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Sat. Apr. 27 Open Garden Day & Plant Sale
The Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, April 27 from 10AM &endash; 1PM.  Plant sale 10AM -12 ~ Rain or Shine. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.
Happy Soil = Happy Garden!  The foundation of all gardening lies in the soil. We can enhance the fertility of our soil and improve the soil structure by employing simple techniques. We will discuss these techniques along with methods to evaluate soil types.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Demonstration Garden, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.
Calaveras County MG's
 
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Sat. Apr. 27 Plant Sale
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County's Plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Martell. Start your spring gardening off right by picking up your favorite tomato or other vegetable varieties which have been propagated and cared for by Master Gardeners. Not sure what to plant? Master Gardeners can make suggestions and recommendations based on what has grown well for them in the area.
 
But it is not just vegetables that you will find at the plant sale. We will have pollinators, herbs and flowering plants, (both annuals and perennials). We accept only cash or check, please. Parking is free and plentiful. Come early for the best selection. All sale proceeds support free classes, programs and activities provided to the community by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County.
 
We plan to have experts on hand to answer your irrigation questions as well as home landscape and garden questions. The UCCE Master Food Preservers will be on hand too, passing out samples and recipes. If you have any questions about the plant sale or other gardening issues, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucanr.edu. Web site: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador.
 
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: American Legion Hall, 12134 Airport Rd in Martell.
 
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WHEN:     SATURDAY APRIL 27th - from 9:30 a.m. to Noon
WHAT:       SUMMER GARDENING  - TWO WORKSHOPS
WHERE:    Davis Central Park Gardens on the corner of Third and B Street St., Davis
From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. learn how to tune up your existing irrigation, or convert from sprinklers to drip.  This workshop is designed to provide a guide to having an efficient water saving irrigation system.
From 11:00 to Noon you will learn about a summer vegetable garden; what and how to plant veggies and the problems with pests and diseases.  Solutions will be presented.
 
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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: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: Orangevale Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Suite L, Orangevale, CA 95662
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 such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into "garden gold" aka compost.  This class on the basics of composting will include how to set up a compost bin, types of compost bins, where to place your bin and more tips for success.
 
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April 27, 2019 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
9th annual Gardens Gone Native Garden Tour
Gardens are located in the Sacramento, Yolo and Placer county areas
http://sacvalleycnps.org/ggn
Free
Registration: http://gardensgonenative.eventbrite.com
This is a free, self-guided tour with gardens comprised of at least 50% California Native plants. Participants will be inspired by a variety of gardens that showcase the beauty, versatility, and hardiness of California native plants as well as their role in water efficient landscapes. Register above for a map and garden descriptions and addresses.
 
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Sat. April 27  10a-2p
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 12134 Airport Rd in Martell.
 
Start your spring gardening off right by picking up your favorite tomato or other vegetable varieties which have been propagated and cared for by Master Gardeners. Not sure what to plant? Master Gardeners can make suggestions and recommendations based on what has grown well for them in the area.  But it is not just vegetables that you will find at the plant sale. We will have pollinators, herbs and flowering plants, (both annuals and perennials).
 
We accept only cash or check, please. Parking is free and plentiful. Come early for the best selection. All sale proceeds support free classes, programs and activities provided to the community by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County.
 
We plan to have experts on hand to answer your irrigation questions as well as home landscape and garden questions. The UCCE Master Food Preservers will be on hand too, passing out samples and recipes.
 
If you have any questions about the plant sale or other gardening issues, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucanr.edu.  Web site: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador.
 
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Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am 
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public gardening workshop, "Flowers & Foliage for the House".  This workshop will be held on at the UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa.
Something changes when you put fresh flowers or greenery in a room. In the great houses of Europe, gardens were planned so that throughout the year there would be "flowers for the house." Learn how to plan your garden to be able to bring in the joy of cut flowers and foliage year round. This workshop will cover choosing and planting annuals and perennials that work well for cutting, starting seeds, preparing your soil, direct sowing seeds, selecting pollinator friendly flowers, and some principles of flower arranging. Participants will take home seeds and flower starts.
Registration is preferred, space is limited. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled. There is a charge of $5/person. Register online at http://ucanr.edu/2019flowers-foliage. 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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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Cheese - Make & Take Workshop
Time/Location:   9:00 am - 12 noon at the Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building located at 311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA
In this Make and Take workshop, you will learn how to make Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese in time to use it for your lasagna dinner. It is a quick and easy process once you understand the basics. Pre-registration is required.
Cost:  $20.00 *Pre-registration is required at http://ucanr.edu/apr27_mfpclass.
 
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WHEN:      SUNDAY APRIL 28th - 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. Yolo Co MG's
 
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WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 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?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table at the Florin Certified Farmers' Market in Sacramento.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices from Master Gardeners who have decades of gardening experience.  For all your gardening questions, including growing fruits vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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Friday, May 3, 2019  10-noon
Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County Monthly meeting
Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael, CA
UCCE Sacramento County Master Gardener Gail Pothour
"Straw Bale Gardening"
Learn how to prepare straw bales before planting and how to grow tomatoes, melons, sweet potatoes and other veggies without the use of soil.
All are welcome.
 
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Saturday, May 4, 2019:  9 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Annual Plant Sale at the Carmichael Parks and Recreation District Clubhouse
Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County
Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael, CA
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHAT: Free.  "The Wonderful World of Worms"
WHERE: The Learnery at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA  95818
COST: Free.  Pre-registration required.  Registration and event information:  https://sierra2.org/event/the-wonderful-world-of-worms/
 For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
 The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will be teaching the basics of worm composting:  how to make a worm bin, types of bedding, how to care for your worms, what to feed your worms, the benefits of worm composting and simple ways to harvest your worm compost.  Worm composting is neat, easy and odorless, ideal for indoor or outdoor locations. Discover the benefits of being a Worm Wrangler! 
 
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Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa.
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public gardening workshop, "Growing Culinary Herbs".  Planting herbs, both delicate and bold, adds color and delight to your plate and palate. Enhance your repertoire of skills about preparation and their use and learn what herb flavors blend well. Cilantro, basils, thymes, mints, and their flowers, nasturtiums, roses, pansies, borage, and calendula are only the beginning!  Demonstrations and hands- on activities add to the fun.
Registration is preferred, space is limited. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled. There is a charge of $5/person. Register online at http://ucanr.edu/2019herbs. 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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Saturday- Sunday, May 4-5
10th Annual Garden of the Hills Tour
Private gardens tour in El Dorado County
This year's tour will be exceptional with a maple tree farm, a "storybook" house on five acres of magnificent landscape with goats and a babbling brook, a diverse succulent garden, and three more amazing private oases graciously opened for viewing by the homeowners. 
Fundraiser for the Assistance League Sierra Foothills
Tickets: $25 Adults, $10 Children 12 and under. Tickets available at ticket outlets, April 1st. 
Pottery World ~ El Dorado Hills and Rocklin; California Welcome Center ~ El Dorado Hills; Green Acres Nursery & Supply ~ Folsom; Rod Works ~ Folsom; El Dorado County Chamber ~ Placerville; Country Elegance ~ Placerville 
More info/tickets online: www.assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills 
 
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WHEN:    Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon.
WHAT:   Succulent Extravaganza  -  University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Solano County Master Gardener Educational and Fundraising Event
WHERE:    501 Texas St Fairfield California  - Master Gardener Offices 1st Floor - please watch for the signs!   (Near Solano County Buildings)
This a free event and open to the public.    Classes will be held on Succulent Propagation at 9 am;   Succulent Soil at 10 am and Succulent Care at 11 am.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your succulent and other gardening questions.
Succulent plants of many sizes and species will be for sale. Some will be in decorative containers just in time for Mother's Day!   There will also be a silent auction for a garden potting bench, decorative succulent dish garden and galvanized garden container with gardening tools and other gardening related items.
For further questions please contact Jennifer Baumbach, Program Coordinator-UC Master Gardeners Solano and Yolo Counties at 707 389-0645 or jmbaumbach@ucanr.edu
 
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Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm.
24th Annual Open House at Morningsun Herb Farm, Vacaville
A day of herbal foods, crafts, education, and tomato plants
A full day of speakers, including "Tomato Troubleshooting" with Farmer Fred at 1130.
6137 Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville 95688
more info: https://www.morningsunherbfarm.com/
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95662
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 such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into "garden gold" aka compost.  This class on the basics of composting will include how to set up a compost bin, types of compost bins, where to place your bin and more tips for success.
 
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Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 Time: 1:30-5:00 pm
Event: The East Bay Rose Society's 72nd Spring Rose Show 
Theme: English Roses in the Garden
Location: Lakeside Park Garden Center at Lake Merritt
Address: 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland CA
Admission is Free
 
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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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Date: Sat. May 11, 2019  9:00 AM - noon
Condiments
Sponsor: UCCE Master Food Preservers-Amador/Calaveras
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson.
Event Details
Brighten up your meals with condiments made from your garden this summer. Vinegar gains wonderful depth and complexity of flavor when aged with herbs or fresh fruit. Vine-ripe tomatoes create spectacular barbecue sauces, ketchup and sandwich spread bases. Flavored salts and sugars add a burst of flavor to vegetables and meat. Fruit shrubs make a delicious tangy summer drink. Extracts flavor baked goods throughout the year. And all of these items make great gifts. Join us to learn how to create these wonderful condiments and make your meals sparkle.
Save a seat: Register for this free class at http://ucanr.edu/may11_mfpclass. (Walk-ins welcome)
Contact: UCCE Master Food Preservers - 209-223-6482
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - noon
WHAT: Open Garden at the 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 10:30 a.m. watch a mini-demonstration on container gardening in the Water Efficient Landscape Garden. On-going:
Water Efficient Landscape Garden:  Irrigation.
Orchard:  Fruit tree planting ideas.
Herbs:  Spring planting and grooming beds for summer growth.
Berries:  Keeping birds off of berries.
Vegetables:  Planning for warm season crops.
Vineyard:  Canopy management.
Compost:  Types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the Ask the Master Gardeners information table.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices.  Located outside &endash; rain or shine. Free.
 
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Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Growing Hydrangeas
 The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public gardening workshop, "Growing Hydrangeas".  This workshop will be held on  at the UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa.
Hydrangeas add style and color to the home garden with their variety of foliage textures, bloom colors and size options. 
Registration is preferred, space is
limited. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled. There is a charge of $5/person. Register online at http://ucanr.edu/2019herbs. 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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Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The 21st annual  East Sac Garden Tour will provide access to fresh garden ideas along with a peek into seven backyards in the Fabulous 40's.  It is a perfect family outing for Mother's Day weekend (children 12 years and under attend free). 
Tickets are available online: www.eastsacgardentour.com. Tickets are also available at participating East Sacramento businesses. You can see the list of businesses on the website. Tickets purchased through May 10th at 12:00 p.m. are $20. Tickets are $25 the weekend of the event (children 12 years and younger are free). 
This year's special attractions include a display of cars provided by the California Auto Museum, the Sweet Stop, Lemonade Stands and an Artisan Boutique. 
About the East Sac Garden Tour
Twenty-one years ago, David Lubin Elementary teachers saw the need for more educational enrichment at the school. To raise funds, they created the East Sacramento Garden Tour&emdash;an effort that has been a tremendous success for students and the entire school community. The Garden Tour today is a combined effort of the David Lubin Parent Teacher Group, teachers, staff, and community partners. The Garden Tour funds the art and music programs, the After-School Academy and teachers' aides for small group learning. 
 
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WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 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?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table at the Florin Certified Farmers' Market in Sacramento.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices from Master Gardeners who have decades of gardening experience.  For all your gardening questions, including growing fruits vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN:  Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
WHAT:  Free "Ask the Master Gardeners" Information Table
WHERE:  Senior Health & Resource Fair, Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Dr., Citrus Heights, CA  95621
COST:  Free
 For More Information: UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: May Faire, A. M. Winn Elementary School, 3351 Explorer Drive, Sacramento, 95823
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 the A. M. Winn School May Faire.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Colonial Heights Charming Garden Tour
WHERE: Colonial Heights Community Garden, 5420 San Francisco Blvd., Sacramento 95820
COST: Information at https://www.eventbrite.com
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Questions about gardening, plans, pests and more?  UCCE Master Gardeners will be available to advise you with the latest in UC research based information.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Walk on the Wild Side
WHERE: Walk on the Wild Side, Beach Lake Park, 8301 River Road, Sacramento, CA 
COST: Free.  Information at: https://www.regionalsan.com/event/walk-wildside
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Questions about gardening, plans, pests and more?  UCCE Master Gardeners will be available to advise you with the latest in UC research based information.
 
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WHEN: Saturday May 25, and Sunday May 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Secret Garden Nursery Succulent Extravaganza
WHERE: Secret Garden Nursery, 8450 West Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA  95758
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 and questions to the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table at the Secret Garden Nursery Succulent Extravaganza in Elk Grove.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices from Master Gardeners who have decades of gardening experience.  For all your gardening questions, including growing fruits vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 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?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table at the Florin Certified Farmers' Market in Sacramento.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices from Master Gardeners who have decades of gardening experience.  For all your gardening questions, including growing fruits vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 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?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table at the Florin Certified Farmers' Market in Sacramento.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices from Master Gardeners who have decades of gardening experience.  For all your gardening questions, including growing fruits vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
 
WHEN: Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: Courtland &endash; Nonie Wetzel Library, 170 Primasing Ave., Courtland, CA 95615
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 such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into "garden gold" aka compost.  This class on the basics of composting will include how to set up a compost bin, types of compost bins, where to place your bin and more tips for success.
 
 
 
 
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