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

GG 2015 cover

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!

This month in the vegetable garden

asparagus crown
Asparagus grows from seed, but it is easier to buy 1 to 2-year-old crowns.  The crowns are actually rhizomes (fleshy stems that store food for future plant growth) with roots attached on their under surface and.... Read more about growing and harvesting asparagus here.

In the orchard this month

Dormant fruit tree pruning


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. For more information about this and other January orchard activities, click here. ___________________________________________________

Composting reminder

compost pile
Start composting in 2015. Recycle your fruit and vegetable waste and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden, all in your own backyard.  Read more about how to get started.

If you're composting with worms and the bin is outside, remember to keep it protected from the cold with a blanket, or move it near the house or into the garage. 

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 winter water efficient favorites, please visit our Winter Plant List.

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!)

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