UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

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.

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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.

Newsletter

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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Master Gardener Calendar

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2/25/2017

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Master Gardeners in the Press

Master Gardeners regularly contribute articles to local newspapers.  See their latest gardening news and advice!

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