UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
Gardening Tips for January
- Keep an eye on the weather report - protect frost-tender plants when the temperature falls below 32 degrees.
- Divide perennials like daylilies and chrysanthemums. Prune crepe myrtles, cane berries, and roses, and clean-up trimmings.
- Prune plum, pluot, apple, and pear trees 15-20%; cherries 10%; and peaches 50%.
- Mulch, water, and cover tender plants to protect from frost. Be sure to remove coverings during the day.
- The birds stay in Northern California through the winter. Since flowers are scarce in most gardens now, it’s important to keep your feeder filled; clean and refill it every few days.
- Check dates of Master Gardener classes.
Got a Gardening Question?
Calaveras County Master Gardeners are here to answer your gardening questions!
- Office hours: 10-Noon, Wednesdays
- 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas
- Phone: 209-754-2880
- On-line: Ask a Master Gardener
Bring a sample for identification, or drop by to ask questions. If you bring a sample, please put plant material in a plastic bag. For insect identification, don't bring them alive! Please preserve insects in a container with rubbing alcohol, or by freezing.
Each month we produce a newsletter with monthly to-do list, upcoming events and articles to help you garden in Calaveras County.
Read our January 2017 newsletter.
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