The California Center for Urban Horticulture and the Master Gardener program have an exciting workshop coming up on Saturday March 6 at the UC Davis campus. Rosalind Creasy, the ‘Mother of Edible Landscaping’ and prominent author, will be joining us to talk about using fruits and vegetables in your home landscape. This exciting workshop will cover design, soil, pest management and more!
Your registration of $45 includes morning coffee, and lunch. Please join us – you’ll leave prepared to start your own fruit and veggie production! You can pay by credit card or check, download the flier, agenda and directions at
Ideas about sustainable gardening practices have really become part of the mainstream in many ways. It is common to see people composting green waste and mulching their gardens. There are more efficient irrigation systems that respond to weather demands and most people have installed automatic irrigation controllers. Even though we are doing these things, there is so much more we can be doing. We can be keeping more of our green waste on site. We could be using less fertilizer and even less pesticides. We could be collecting rainwater and creating raingardens. If you want to learn more about creating a more sustainable garden, then you may want to attend the
I am of an age that when I was a child we got to burn our fall leaves in the gutter outside our house. I remember the pungent and sweetly smoky smell of the burning leaves. I am only occasionally blessed with a passing whiff of that smell and when I do smell it, all of those childhood memories come flooding back. However, it is generally now unacceptable to burn leaves because of air quality restrictions. That is really okay because there are so many good things you can do with all those leaves without burning them. One of the best ways to deal with the mounting pile of leaves is to rake them into a low “windrow” on the lawn or driveway and then take the mulching lawn mower and run it over the leaves. Rake or sweep up the...
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Winter is a great time to prune many of your evergreen trees and shrubs. You can use the clippings and create beautiful holiday wreaths and swags to decorate your home for the holidays. Join me in this hands-on holiday traditional workshop. Participants will learn how to prune evergreens properly and then take those evergreens and make them into beautiful wreaths or swags to take home. Cost is $40.00 per person and includes all supplies for a large wreath, refreshments and handouts. Bring your best friends, your garden snips and start your own holiday tradition. This class is held outdoors at the Historic Mills Orchard,...