Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

 Have a gardening question?

Master Gardener assisting a client at the Gardening Helpline.
 

Speak to a Master Gardener at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

(UCCE office is closed through January 4, 2015) 

Worms Are Defoliating My Redbud Tree

REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. 
(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR on a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


Large worms are eating the leaves of my redbud tree? It will soon be stripped.  What can I do?

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UCCE Master Gardeners have developed a home gardening guide, for you to use as a monthly journal.  A Gardener's Companion for the San Joaquin Valley is a beautiful and useful book that will grow more valuable to you as you enter notes about your own garden.

Copies are available or purchase at the UC Cooperative Extension office during regular business hours or at Garden of the Sun.
 

Local and State Gardening News

  • It's a Butterfly Week!

    Added January 23, 2015
    Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) collection in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These are all males. The females have barely any blue on their wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    When the week is about butterflies instead of guerrilla attacks, murderous rampages, measles outbreaks, and deflated footballs, it's a good week. Butterflies draw smiles instead of scowls, pleasure instead of pain, glee instead of grief. So, here's Part 1 of the good news. You still have a chance to win the Beer-for-a-Butterfly contest. No one has come forth in the three-county area of...

  • Waiting for the Bees

    Added January 22, 2015
    A queen black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on pansies on Jan. 22, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Where, oh where, is that first bumble bee of the year? It's about this time of the year when the queen black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, and the queen yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerge.  One of our area readers asked if there's a chart or calendar indicating what time of year the various native bees emerge. One of the best sources is native pollinator...

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Class Schedule

Jan. ~ Apr. 2015

NOTE: CHECK THE SCHEDULE CAREFULLY FOR CLASS LOCATION.  GARDEN OF THE SUN IS CLOSED DURING JANUARY & FEBRUARY.  CLASSES ARE AT UC CENTER OR KEARNEY, AS NOTED ON THE SCHEDULE AND ON THE WEBSITE CALENDAR.  

 
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