Sacramento County Master Gardeners
It's dormant pruning season. Learn proper techniques for deciduous fruit and landscape trees, berries and grape vines.
Check the forecasts!
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.
2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar
It's not too late to get our beautiful 2017 Calendar. Monthly reminders, colorful pictures and illustrations, pests gallery, vegetable planting chart. All this and more for $10 each.
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The vegetable garden
Asparagus grows from seed, but it is easier to buy 1 to 2-year-old crowns. Read about growing and harvesting asparagus and more tips for the winter vegetable garden.
In the orchard
Prune dormant fruit trees this month. Whether you prune primarily in winter or summer, it is easier to see what needs to be done when leaves are off the branches. See more about this and other January orchard tasks.
Don’t miss our Pruning Workshop at the Horticulture Center on Saturday, January 14, 9 AM until Noon.
In the WEL
January is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Winter.
Start composting in 2017! Recycle fruit, vegetables and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden, all in your own backyard.
If your worm composting bin is outside, protect it from cold with a blanket or move it near the house or into the garage.
Parsley, whether you prefer curly or flat-leaf, is hardy in Sacramento County, frost-tolerant and a great winter garden plant for herb and flower beds, borders, or containers with other winter color.
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Gardening with limited water
Use less water in your garden, and learn the best ways to care for your plants during drought.
Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.
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