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

 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

End of Summer Plant Heat Stress

Summer heat stressed shrub

It's the end of summer and the plants in my garden look fried!  The temperatures have cooled this month, but the plants still seem wilted and the leaves have brown edges.  Will they recover and what can I do?

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Local and State Gardening News

  • Butterfly Ballet

    Added August 3, 2015
    A Western tiger swallowtail nectarine on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    If you plant it, they will come. Western tiger swallowtails (Papilio rutulus) can't get enough of our butterfly bush. For the first time ever, we saw two of them and managed to get both in the same image. Courtship? Curiosity? Chance encounter? Whatever it was, they came together, touched and flew away. Butterfly expert Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the...

  • Flies in the Summer

    Added August 3, 2015
    Adult house flies

    Summer is in full gear and along with warm weather comes the abundance of some seasonal insect pests such as flies. Of the thousands of fly species, only a few are pests in and around the home, the most common one being the house fly. Flies can carry bacteria and viruses that cause conditions such as diarrhea and food poisoning. House flies pick up disease agents while feeding on materials like...

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Class Schedule

May through July 2015


UCCE Master Gardener E-List

If you'd like to receive an occasional email about events, announcements and gardening education opportunities offered by UCCE Master Gardeners, submit your request here

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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.


Email the UCCE Master Gardener Coordinator if you have a question or need information about our county Master Gardener program. 

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