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Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Tomato Gardening Basics

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

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

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

 

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

How To Prune Overgrown Deciduous Fruit Trees

 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
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
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!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Plus, for news about California agriculture, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
Podcast links for Itunes users: KFBK Garden Show and Get Growing
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. 16: Baldo Villegas, Charlotte Owendyk, Master Rosarians: "69th Sacramento Rose Society Annual Rose Show"; Warren Roberts - UC Davis Arboretum.
 
Apr. 23: Scott Paris - High Hand Nursery, Loomis: "Plants with Eye-Catching Foliage".
 
A Clue for the Garden Grappler
 

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

Vegetables:

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Terrific Tomato Tips

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

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

Why are Blackberries Turning White?

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?

The Garden Good Guys:

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

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:

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 (thru Apr. 22, 2017)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : 0.25-.99" valley; .70-.90" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 57-62 (F) valley. 59 (F) low foothills. 50 (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.)

Nov. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017: Chill Hours: 796-933 valley; 900-1350 foothills. Chill Portions: 65-75 valley; 74-93 foothills.

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

Chill Portion Requirements for selected fruit and nut varieties

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 22 from 10AM -1PM.  
The Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden will be open. The whole family is welcome.  Plant sale this month from 10am -12pm. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.
The Mother Lode Bonsai Club will demonstrate the critical gardening techniques that take place when a person works with bonsai. On display will be a group of bonsai trees showing the styles that have developed over the centuries. Each style represents an observation of how trees evolved and adapted in the wild.  The bonsai practitioner uses these observations to create miniatures of the natural state.
 
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Sat. Earth Day April 22, 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at The Plant Foundry, 3500 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!
 
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Saturday, April 22, 9am-12:00 pm 
Spring Open Garden Day
Come celebrate Earth Day at the San Joaquin County Master Gardeners Spring Open Garden Day! Our Spring Open Garden Day will feature pruning, planting and irrigation demos. There will be displays on composting and vermicomposting, tool care, Integrated Pest Management, and container gardening. Master Gardeners will be working in the garden and will be available to answer your gardening questions. We will have tomato plants for sale, cash or check accepted. Bring your small hand tools for a spring tune up at the tool care table! Light refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE and you do not need to call and register. The garden is located at the Robert J Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton. 
 
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WHEN; April 23, 2017
WHAT:  Year-Round Kitchen Gardening
WHERE: Mary L. Stephens Davis Library 315 E. 14th Street, Davis from 2-4:00 pm
TOPIC:  UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will present information on planting citrus trees and starts of summer vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, thinning stone fruits and what fruit trees to feed.
For more information, contact UC Yolo County Master Gardeners 530-666-8737
 
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Sun. April 23, 2017: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm:  
Integrated Pest Management Advocate  Steven Zien with Our Water Our World will have an educational booth at West Sacramento's Earth Day Celebration 1110 West Capital Ave, West Sacramento. Get your pest and garden problems identified and solved by an expert in organic gardening. Learn less-toxic methods of managing pests of the garden and home and go home with what you need to do the job right!
 
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Sunday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
2017 UCCE MASTER GARDENERS OF AMADOR COUNTY PLANT SALE
 
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be holding a plant sale on It will be held at 17705 State Highway 49, Plymouth, CA 95669 next to Ace Hardware of Plymouth &endash; (PH: 209 245-4911) Master Gardeners will be available to discuss gardening and landscape questions as well as make recommendations for the best vegetables options for your garden! Look for Master Gardener volunteers in the red vests. Sorry, cash or checks only please.
If you have any questions about the class 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@ucdavis.edu.  Web site: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador. 
 
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Tuesday, April  25th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Growing Tomatoes
Everything you wanted to know about growing tomatoes will be covered in this class presented by the San Joaquin County Master Gardeners. We will discuss common pests and problems, varieties that do well in our area, how to plant, and much more.  Class is free, call 953-6100 to register. The class is located at the Robert J Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton
 
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Thursday, April 27
7:00 PM
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club Meeting
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento 95816
Guest speaker, Pat Smith, authored articles on design, architecture, and music at The Sacramento Bee for 22 years.  Fascinated by ways to solve problems and capturing them on film, her presentation to the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club will delve into a wide spectrum of garden solutions ranging from window box to a 2-ft. square plot to a rambling estate.  The public is welcome. Free.
 
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WHEN: April 29, 2017
WHAT: Composting with Worms
WHERE: Woodland Community College 2300 E. Gibson Rd., from 10:00 to 11:30 am
TOPIC: Learn how to turn your garden, lawn and kitchen waste into a valuable soil amendment and discover how wiggler worms can munch up all your kitchen vegetable scraps.  Free buckets and some worms are available.
For more information, contact UC Yolo County Master Gardeners 530-666-8737 or mgyolo@ucanr.edu 
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Plant Clinic
WHERE: 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 a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic at Creek Week.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Sat. April 29, 2017: from 8:30 am to noon
Integrated Pest Management Advocate and EcoLandscaper Steven Zien will be the instructor for "Integrated Pest Management II: An Advanced Perspective." The class will be held at the Rocklin Event Center 2650 Sunset Blvd. Room 107, Rocklin, CA. This half-day seminar goes beyond the basics to discuss pest identification (including new species coming to CA,) key strategies to prevent pests, and management options from cultural controls to pesticides. This seminar focuses on Holistic Pest Management, which acknowledges that plants and their pests function in a shared ecological system. You will learn how to keep the ecosystem in balance so pests do not become a problem; and to address intolerable pest problems with effective, environmentally-friendly management strategies. 
The course costs only $55 ($45 for EcoLandscape California members) and in addition to the class attendees will receive the publication  "Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs, 3rd Edition" a comprehensive IPM guide with 435 pages of practical, research-based advice from the University of CA as well as a 20X magnifying hand lens with LED lights for identifying those pesky pests. For more information and to register go to ecolandscape.org. Space is limited so sign up today to insure your spot.
 
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Sat. April 29, 2017 1pm-5pm
Sacramento Rose Society Show and Sale
Shepherd Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
Free
More info: sactorose.org
 
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Saturday & Sunday, April 29th & 30th  11 am to 4 pm
2017 Folsom Garden Club Tour
Tickets are $20 each for attendees 16 and over, and include a descriptive brochure and a map of the tour route.  
The self-guided tour highlights beautiful scenes, drought tolerant garden solutions, Ideas for your Spring gardens, Master Gardeners to answer your questions and the ever popular bake and plant sales. The Folsom Garden Club is a nonprofit organization, raising funds through this annual Garden Tour to support scholarships and grants educating area students and promoting beautification of the City of Folsom.  Over $82,000 have been raised and distributed since 2001. Tour details and tickets can be purchased at www.folsomgarden.org or call 916-205-3720. 
 
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WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 11:00 a.m.&endash; 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Plant Clinic
WHERE: Various home locations on the Folsom Garden Club Garden Tour
For More Information: Fundraiser for the Folsom Garden Club.  Information at:      www.FolsomGarden.org
 
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 a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHAT: Youth Gardening Classes
WHERE: Elk Grove Community Garden, 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove, 95624
COST: One (1) non-perishable food item for the Elk Grove Food Bank
To register, call (916) 354-1805.  Website: elkgrovecommunitygarden.org/egents.html
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach youth gardening classes at the Elk Grove Community Garden to youth, ages 6 and older.This is just a single lesson session, repeated four times during May.
 
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Saturday, May 6th 9a
Building and Using a Hoop House
 
How would you like more control over the growing season? Do you want to harvest tomatoes year-round and grow lettuce for your salads in the hot summer?
If so, then a Hoop House could be the perfect addition to your gardening area. Please join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, May 6th (this class was originally scheduled for March 25) for our class on "Building and Using a Hoop House".  Attendees will gain hands&endash;on experience in the complete construction of a Hoop House as well as ideas for year-round use of the structure. Hand-outs will be provided. The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu for the location and to make reservations. Please leave your name and the number in your party attending.
 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
 
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Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7 
annual wildflower display
the Sierra Madre Garden Club is holding their annual wildflower display at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. Find 120 to 150 different flowers displayed with their common names.   find out what the name of those plants that you have seen on your travels.   Their will also be a plant sale and raffle at this event.
 
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Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00 am - 11:00 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 Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am 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 plant size options. UC Master Gardeners offer a morning full of information about caring for, pruning, and propagating hydrangeas for beautiful outcomes. Vigorous and long-lived, hydrangeas reward the home gardener with extravagant results!
Registration is required, space is limited. There is a charge of $5/person. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled. Register online at http://ucanr.edu/2017growhydrangeas. For additional information, call the UCCE office at 707-253-4221. American Canyon and Upvalley residents can call toll-free at 877-279-3065.
 
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Saturday May 6th from  9 am - 12 pm
Designing Eco-Friendly Landscapes and Water-Wise Irrigation Systems  
Sponsored by the City of West Sacramento Water Conservation Program
West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento
More info: ecolandscape.org
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Basic Composting Workshop & Plant Clinic
WHERE: Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA  95624
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County event:
11:00 a.m. &endash; 1:00 p.m.
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the Plant Clinic table.
11:00 a.m. &endash; 12:00 p.m.
The Master Gardeners will teach how to turn yard 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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Saturday May 6th  Sunday  May 7th  10am to 4pm 
 
Join us for a Weekend Celebration of Roses!
455 Hopkins Road, UC Davis Campus
FREE ENTRY
 
~ Tours of the FPS eight- acre collection of roses:
            12:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday only
~ UCCE Master Gardeners offer tips and advice for your rose:
             10am -4pm each day
~ Foundation Plant Services Booth with lots of information on roses and tissue culture:
             10am-4pm Saturday
~ Free mini roses while supplies last!
~See this year's roses available for purchase in the Rose Encyclopedia
 
Purchase a  fabulous Rose Plant!    10am to 4pm
Proceeds Support the Educational Programs of the
California Center for Urban Horticulture 
more info: http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu
 
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Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, 2017 
57th Annual Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale
The public is invited to view displays of beuatiful unthirsty plants - succulents -  at the show to be held at Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento.  Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 
Decorative containers will also be for sale.  Admission and parking is free.  A free plant will be given to the first fifty guests each day.  For more information visit www.sacramentocss.org .
 
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10 am to 2 pm
The Roseville Better Gardens Club will be holding its annual plant sale at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville located off of Rocky Ridge Drive.
Locally grown plants including native plants, fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden items, garden art and books.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Open Garden
WHERE: Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA  95628
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County on a tour of irrigation methods used on edible crops and in water efficient landscape areas.
At 10 a.m., watch mini-demonstrations on grapevine thinning techniques to improve fruit quality, selecting water-efficient landscape plants, managing weeds and deadheading herbs.
Bring your garden problem questions to the Plant Clinic table.
Located outside.
 
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Saturday, May 13th, 9 am to Noon
The Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras Counties will be presenting a new class on SPRING FRUITS. 
Spring is in the air and fruit is plumping on the vine, in the garden and in the orchard. Your cupboard may be full of beautiful jams and jellies from last year-so what will you can this year? Pie, tart and cake fillings may be just the answer! The UCCE Master Food Preservers will discuss and demonstrate how to select and prepare fruit using Clear-Jel as a thickener, and adding other ingredients to produce flavorful fillings.  Learn how to use atmospheric steam canners and boiling water canning to preserve these fruits and fillings to be used throughout the year.  We will also discuss how to dehydrate and freeze your spring fruits.
Join us at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson.  There is a $5.00 fee.  Walk-ins are welcome or you can save a seat by registering at http://ucanr.edu/2017-ac-sat-mfp-class.
For more information, call 209-223-6857 or visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Basics of Worm Composting Workshop
WHERE: Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95864
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Worm Wranglers from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach the basics of worm composting.  Learn bin setup, harvesting techniques, and what to feed your worms.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Plant Clinic
WHERE: Colonial Heights Community Garden, 5420 San Francisco Blvd., Sacramento 95820
COST: Information at: www.CharmingGardenTour.EventBrite.com
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 a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite you to their seventh biannual garden tour, "Discover Garden Magic."
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On this newly-reimagined, self-guided tour, you will be able to explore six upvalley gardens of UC Master Gardeners in Napa County who live in and around Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.  Using University of California research-based horticultural information, these gardens illustrate a wide selection of gardening topics, from water-wise planting and irrigation technology, growing vegetables and edibles, to creating beautiful outdoor living spaces.
 
The tour includes both large and small gardens, where you will see inspiring examples of backyard food production, an old vine zinfandel vineyard, gardens designed to attract birds and bees and fun do-it-yourself ideas to create innovative and functional outdoor living areas.  All gardens use plantings appropriate for our mediterranean climate and are unique in design and function. There will be Master Gardener docents and educational opportunities at each location. 
 
Tickets: $35 Prior to Event / $40 Day of Event.  Tickets may be purchased online in advance by credit card at http://ucanr.edu/ucmgnapa or with check by downloading our mail-in form from our website. Tickets may also be purchased by cash or check at our UCCE office, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Suite 4, Napa, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. &endash; 5:00 p.m. Checks should be made payable to "UC Regents." Will-Call and day of Ticket Sales Sunday, May 21, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. at Upper Valley Campus, Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave, St. Helena, off Pope Street. We are unable to process credit card payments at Will Call.  Cash or checks payable to UC Regents only.
 
For more information on Garden Tour and tickets, visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/ucmgnapa or call 707-253-4143. Find us on Facebook UC Master Gardeners of Napa County .
 
 
 
 
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