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

  • The Wild Ones! Want to See Them in a Documentary?

    Added March 2, 2015
    A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    You've probably seen some of them in your garden, but have you seen them up close? Really close? Have you seen the male Valley carpenter bee, that green-eyed blond fondly nicknamed "the teddy bear bee?" (Well, it does have that fuzzy-wuzzy look, and it being a male, has no stinger.) The Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, and other species that are featured in the newly published book,...

  • How to Prune a Hybrid Tea Rose

    Added March 2, 2015
    Video: How to Prune a Hybrid Tea Rose

    >> CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO << Many home gardeners plant roses in their landscapes because they can be easy to grow and produce a wide variety of beautiful scented flowers. If you live in California and you haven't already pruned your hybrid tea roses, don't wait! Now is the time to get out and prune. Roses are typically pruned before dormancy ends in late winter to...

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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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