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


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Through August 31


2015 Master Gardener

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100th Anniversary

UC Cooperative Extension

 1914 - 2014



Snails and Slugs Abound


My Hosta and other tender perennial plants are getting eaten by something.  The leaves have big chewing marks and in some cases the whole plant is almost gone.  What is eating my plants?



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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 Miss Is as Good as a Smile

    Added August 22, 2014
    Praying mantis hides beneath the petals of a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Our buddy, the resident praying mantis, appears to be in perfect form. Crouched beneath the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), he glistens in the early morning light, as honey bees, long-horned bees, Gulf Fritillary butterflies and fiery skippers search for food. The flower is his beach umbrella, colorfully shading him but also stealthily hiding him. Finally, he makes his move. He slips up and over...

  • The Artichoke in Bloom: Bee Food

    Added August 21, 2014
    Honey bees flying in formation toward an artichoke in bloom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Bee food. That's what the globe artichoke is. Bee food. Many of us let our artichokes flower, not because we don't like the vegetable, but because we like bees better. Whether you see bees flying in formation, or in a gaggle (lacking organization), they're making a beeline to the artichoke (Cynara cardunculus).  Although native to the Mediterranean region, the artichoke is California's...

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