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February Garden Chores

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Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

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?  Christmas Tree Care
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
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

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

 

Unthirsty Plants

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

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
 

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.
Podcast links for Apple 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. 23: Gail Pothour, Sacramento County Master Gardener: "Edible plants that might be new to you"; Warren Roberts -UC Davis Arboretum: "The Showy Plants of Late February"

Mar. 1: Pam Bone, Sacramento County Master Gardener: "Late winter care for your berry plants"; "Tree Care Tips"

  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

Peppers Slow to Germinate? Some more tips.

Growing Tomatoes in Containers

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. 22, 2020)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : Valley: .84-.91" ; Foothills: .78-.84"

Soil Temperature: Valley: 50-52 (F). Low foothills: 53 (F). Upper foothills: 46 (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, 2019-Feb. 22, 2020:

Chill Hours: 668-742 valley; 666-1124 foothills. Chill Portions: 60-66 valley; 68-78 foothills.

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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
WHEN:  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:  Year-Round Kitchen Gardening Workshop
WHERE:  Mary L. Stephens Library in Davis, at 315 14th Street, in the Children's Area Conference Room.
DETAILS:  This workshop covers winter planting and care of edible flowers, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables, and what you can harvest during the winter months to stock your kitchen.
 
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WHEN:  Thursday, February 27   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
WHAT:  Don't Get Caught with Your Plants Down! is the title of a presentation to the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club by Sacramento County Master Gardener, Lori Ann Asmus, who ran a houseplant store when macrame hangers were all the rage.  While earning a degree in Environmental Planning and Management, she started a houseplant care business which expanded to become the Emerald City. We will learn the role plants play in improving air quality as well as bringing beauty and serenity into our homes and work cubicles.  The public is invited to this free lecture.
 
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Cheese Making, Make and Take Workshop 
Lasagna for dinner! Yes! Oh no, we don't have any cheese... In this Make and Take Workshop you will learn how to make mozzarella and ricotta cheese in time to use it for your lasagna dinner. It is a quick and easy process once you understand the basics.
Cost: $20.00 to cover supplies. Pre-registration is required. http://ucanr.edu/feb29-makentake Time/Location: 9:00 am - 12 noon at the Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building located at 311 Fair Lane, 
Placerville, CA 
A presentation of the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Central Sierra, serving El Dorado, Amador and Calaveras Counties
 
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Sat. February 29 - Propagation from Seed - Master Gardeners G. Fulbeck/D. Hillel
Weather Permitting, participants are invited to the Sherwood Demonstration Garden for a presentation on the selection and germination of seeds, starting media, containers, growing out, hardening off and transplanting seedlings. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to plant seeds to take home. Seeds and containers are provided; bring clean gloves to participate.
9:00am - noon, $2 parking - Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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WHEN:  Saturday, February 29, 2020,  TWO WORKSHOPS
WHAT:    POLLINATORS from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
               START EARLY ON YOUR VEGGIES from 11:00 a.m. to Noon
WHERE:  Davis Central Park Gardens at corner of Third and B Street
DETAILS:  At the first workshop, Yolo County Master gardeners will provide tips on creating a habitat to support pollinators and discuss great plants for your garden. At 11:00 methods of starting seeds indoors and caring for and transplanting  the seedings will be discussed.  You will also learn about common pests and diseases, and their least toxic solutions
 
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Sat. March 7 - Small Space Gardening Styles: raised beds, square-foot gardens & straw bales
Come learn how you can grow herbs, flowers, and vegetables in smaller areas like side yards or decks. Raised beds allow you to grow in areas with poor soils or in a variety of containers. Square foot gardens show what you can grow in a single square foot using a special soil blend. Gardening in straw bales will give you a built-in medium that can be located and relocated from year to year anywhere you have a sunny location.
Master Gardeners will share the pros and cons of these small space gardening solutions.
9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
Presented by the Amador County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 7 - Open Garden Day
Join us for Open Garden Day! Presentations begin at 10:30am
(Topics Subject to Change and will be held rain or shine)
10:00am - 1:00pm at the Demonstration Garden, 251 S. Barretta Street, Sonora
Presented by the Tuolumne County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 7 - Tomatoes from Seed to Table - Master Gardeners Z. Dowell, C. Young & S. Surberg
Master Gardener Zack Dowell will show you how to choose the right varieties, deal with insects and diseases, care for, and harvest your tomatoes. Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Cindy Young and Suzanne Surberg will talk about what you can do with your tomato harvest: canning, dehydrating and freezing.
*This is always a very popular class and space is limited to 40 people- we cannot guarantee seating.
9:00am - noon a the Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 7 - Garden Tour and Solar Viewing
At 9am there will be Free Garden group tours for individuals, families and friends. There are 16 individual demonstration gardens ranging from the Shade Garden to the Rock Garden and everything in between!
10am-12noon observe the Sun safely thru two types of solar telescopes. The Community Observatory, which is adjacent to the Garden, will setup their Hydrogen-Alpha telescopes that allow us to safely view sunspots, solar flares, filaments, and solar prominences. 
These tours are on the 1st Saturday of each month.
9:00am - noon, $2 parking - Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Wed. March 11 - So You Want to Garden Until Your 90: Safe and Sane Gardening - Master Gardeners A. Brehmer & J. Keahey
Gardening can be an excellent way to stay fit, providing you don't injure yourself. In this class we will discuss safety tips to help you enjoy your day of gardening without sore muscles or injuries. We'll cover pre-gardening stretches, head to toe protection, the safe use of gas, electric and battery-operated gardening equipment, the safe use of chemicals, as well as props and ergonomic tools that can be used to make gardening tasks more comfortable.
9:00am - noon at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Saturday March 14th, 2020
Registration is now open for our biennial Smart Gardening Conference on Saturday March 14th, 2020! The cost is only $25.00! Classes will fill up and seating is limited so don't wait to register!
Our keynote speaker will be Marlene Simon the "Plant Lady" who is the staff horticulturist at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. Marlene can also be found bi-monthly on Good Day Sacramento where she is known as "The Plant Lady". Her garden column is in the Sacramento Bee bimonthly. In addition, she has a podcast called Flower Power Garden Hour where she talks with guests on all things plants and gardening.
We have a great selection of classes to choose from (20 to be exact) brought to you by our Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers and a few special guests. We have added more make and take classes this year and will have our information tables set up during lunch to answer your gardening questions. There will be UC garden related books for sale as well.  Registration includes lunch. Tell a friend and register today!
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center 
2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, 95206
For more information and to register, visit our event website at http://ucanr.edu/sgc20 
If you have questions, please call 209-953-6100.
http://sjmastergardeners.ucanr.edu/2020_Smart_Gardening_Conference/
 
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Sat. March 14 - Gardening in Small Backyard Spaces - Master Gardener M. Pavlick
Master Gardener Mike Pavlick will cover site location, design, raised bed options, container gardening and other methods that will allow anyone to have a vegetable garden in a small backyard setting.
9:00am - noon at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 14 - 2nd Saturday Open Garden Day - Master Gardener Volunteers
Come out to the Demonstration Garden; docents are there to answer your gardening questions, and feel free to look around.
9:00am - noon, $2 parking - Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, PlacervillePresented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 21 - Greywater and Rainwater Collection - Master Gardener A. Cantelow
Tap into free water sources that are readily available on your own property: rainwater and greywater. You will learn various methods of collecting and utilizing rain, including rain gardens. Master Gardener Alice Cantelow will also tell you how to safely and legally use greywater - the water from your clothes washer, shower and bathroom sinks. Real life examples from our area will be discussed.
*This is always a very popular class and space is limited to 40 people- we cannot guarantee seating.
9:00am - noon at the Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County present Basic Backyard Composting Class
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
This class will explain how to convert your yard and kitchen waste into a valuable soil amendment ("garden gold") by composting it!  The two-hour class covers everything you need to know about selecting a compost bin or making a compost pile, what happens in the pile, turning the pile and using the finished product.  Class participants will receive a compost bin and educational materials.
COST: $20 per person. 
 Space is limited:  registration required.
Registration: sacmg.ucanr.edu
 For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
 
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Sat. March 28 - Show What You Grow Kids' Class - Master Gardener E. Basham & S. Surberg
"Grow n' Show (Your Plants at the Fair)" is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 and will cover the basics of growing plants. After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair.
9:00am - noon - $2 parking - Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 28 - Growing Backyard Berries
Blue berries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and more! Master Gardeners will discuss what berries will grow best in your backyard, and how to best care for them. They'll discuss pruning, pests, cultivation, weather tolerance.
9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
Presented by the Amador County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 28 - Gardening in a Changing Climate - Master Gardener S. Savage
A warming atmosphere, warming oceans, acidic seas, rising sea levels, and earlier onset of spring are some of the headlines we read today. But, it isn't the first time in Earth's history that it has happened. In the past, Earth experienced five major extinctions. Does what is happening now share anything in common with those events? If so, what can we learn from them? Are we experiencing a sixth major extinction? How will the warming, rising sea levels, and earlier spring affect us as home owners and gardeners? Join us for some answers to those questions and to see how we might learn from the past, and the steps we might, as gardeners, take to ensure a future healthy earth.
*Space is limited to 40 people- we cannot guarantee seating.
1:30 - 4:30pm at the Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville
Presented by the El Dorado County Master Gardeners
 
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Sat. March 28 - Open Garden Day & Plant Sale
The Calaveras Master Gardener demonstration garden will be open for tours.
Plant sale: 10am - noon
10:00am - 1:00pm at the Demonstration Garden, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
Presented by the Calaveras County Master Gardeners
 
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WHEN: Thursday, April 2 - Sunday, April 5, 2020
WHAT:  "Ask the Master Gardeners" Information Table
WHERE: San Fran-Nor Cal Flower and Garden Show 2020 
Cal Expo, Buildings A, B, C & D, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95815
COST:  Ticket sales, event hours and information available at:  https://www.norcalgardenshow.com
For More Information:  UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Come visit us at the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table at the San Fran-Nor Cal Flower & Garden Show.  The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will be on hand to give one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices and decades of gardening experience.  Bring samples of your problem plants, snap a pic of a mystery pest with your phone or bring a bug in a jar for identification and find out if its friend or foe and how to deal effectively without using toxic chemicals.  For all your gardening questions, including pests and diseases, growing fruits, vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have answers.
 
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Sat. April 4, 2020     Flowers for All Seasons & Vertical Gardening
"Flowers for All Seasons & Vertical Gardening" class on April 4, 2020. Interested in color year-round in your garden or perhaps you have a wall or fence that needs some pizzazz? If so, this is the class for you.  Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their free Public Education class, "Flowers for All Seasons & Vertical Gardening" on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Learn about year-round color and vertical hanging garden ideas from Master Gardeners Sandy Hendricks, Frances Levien, and Deborah Millhollin.  Handouts will be provided. This class is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9 a.m. until Noon. 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10 am until noon, Tuesday through Thursday, at 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucanr.edu . 
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: 2020 Creek Week Clean-Up Celebration, Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael 95608
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
The 30th Annual Creek Week Clean-Up culminates with an entertaining celebration at Carmichael Park.  UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the "Ask the Master Gardeners" information table.  Snap a pic with your phone or bring a bug in a jar for identification and find out if its friend or foe and how to deal effectively without using toxic chemicals.  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 pests and diseases, growing fruits, vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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Sat. April 25, 2020       Growing Lavender
"Growing Lavender" class on April 25, 2020.  Amador County Master Gardener Ron Antone opens his lavender farm and cut-flower gardens to host the 2020 Public Education class on growing lavender. Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County for their class, "Growing Lavender" on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Learn about growing lavender in the foothills and how to choose and care for this fragrant perennial herb. Demonstrations will include propagation from cuttings, soil preparation and planting, harvest and drying techniques and essential oil distillation.  The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucanr.edu for the location and to make reservations. Please leave your name and the number attending.
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10 am until noon, Tuesday through Thursday, at 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucanr.edu . 
 
 
 
 
 
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