Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Fresno County

   The Master Gardener Vision:

    Healthier Environment

        Healthier Communities

             Healthier Plants

                  Healthier Gardeners

Central California Women's Conference

Master Gardener, Beth Teviotdale 

speaking about

Water-wise Gardening

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

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100th Anniversary

UC Cooperative Extension

 1914 - 2014



Lawn Weed Control in September


Do I need to do anything now to prevent weed problems in my lawn next year?

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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

  • A, B, and C: What They Really Stand for...

    Added October 1, 2014
    Honey bee heading for a Cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Give me an "A" (for excellence). Give me a "B" (for bee). Give me a "C" (for Cosmos). Watching honey bees collect nectar and pollen on the showy Cosmos (Cosmos bipannatus) is not to be missed. As if performing a ballet, the enchanting bees enter stage left and are such show-stoppers that you want to erupt with applause at every precise move. Bravo! Cosmos is a spectacular annual with...

  • Hide the Cactus!

    Added September 30, 2014
    Black hover fly, aka Mexican cactus fly, sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Hide the cactus! There's a Mexican cactus fly in our midst. A large black fly hovers over a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in our bee garden and then drops down to sip some nectar. At first glance it looks like a carpenter bee but this one hovers like a syrphid fly, aka flower fly or hover fly. "Hover fly," I say. Entomologists Martin Hauser, Lynn Kimsey and Robbin Thorp quickly identified the...

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