UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar

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Order your 2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar, Our All Stars for All Seasons, online now. To see more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it, click here.  Remember, it makes a great gift!
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In the WEL this month

Oregon Grape


March is a lovely time to visit the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive at this time of year. 

For more of our winter water efficient favorites, please visit our Winter Plant List.
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This month in the vegetable garden

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Potatoes come in many sizes, shapes, and colors.  They generally have white flesh, but there are varieties that have yellow, red, or blue flesh.  Read more about planting, growing and harvesting potatoes here.
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In the orchard this month

Leaf curl


February is the time to spray your peach and nectarine trees to control peach leaf curl, especially if the leaves looked like this last year. For more information and other February orchard activities click here.
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Composting reminder

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“Browns” to add to the "greens" in your compost pile may be hard to find at this time of year. Read more about how to solve this problem.

If you're composting with worms and the bin is outside, remember to remove the blanket or towel coverings when the temperature warms up.
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Gardening with limited water

Carpenteria Californica
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought.  Click on the "Gardening with limited water" tab at left (or click here) for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 
 
Carpenteria californica, beautiful drought tolerant native shrub.
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Pest Alerts!

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Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.

Read more
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The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014.

Read more

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UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
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Sacramento, CA  95827

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