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!

In the orchard this month

Enjoy ripe Owari Satsuma mandarins this month.  After most of the leaves have fallen from your deciduous fruit trees, begin winter pruning.  For information about pruning fruit trees and other December orchard activities, click here.


This month in the vegetable garden

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This is a good time to jot down how your summer garden did.  It's helpful to record what vegetable varieties were planted and where.  You may think you'll remember, but.... Read more here.  Our Gardening Guide and Calendar is the perfect place to record your gardening notes.

In the WEL this month

This 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 autumn water efficient favorites, please visit our Fall Plant List.

Composting reminder

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Protect yourself while working the compost pile: always wear gloves, long sleeves....  Read more.

If you're composting with worms and the bin is outside, use a blanket or towel over it to keep the worms warm when the temperature drops. 

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.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug



Pest Alert!

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several blocks in Midtown Sacramento.

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UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

916.876.5338 (New Number!)

Telephone consultation:
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9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

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Page Last Updated: December 2, 2014

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