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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Gifts from the Garden Workshop

Gifts from the Garden Workshop
Join us in welcoming fall with your personally crafted centerpiece and a fragrant herbal sachet.  Learn from the Master Gardeners about growing herbs, succulents and bulbs.

Saturday, October 22, 8 AM - Noon.  Hurry!  Register now. Space is limited.  Get more information and register: Gifts from the Garden.


2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Calendars make great gifts!

Get your 2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar!

Buy online or look for it at local garden stores in September. It makes a great gift, especially with our new, lower price--$10 each!

September 2016

Support us!

Support us!

Garden Enrichment Opportunities!

There are several ways for you to help us financially while helping yourself at the same time. Besides a tax deductible donation, you can shop and attend occasional paid classes.


In the orchard

Citrus in container

Prune apricots and cherries by the end of the month so cuts heal before wet weather begins.

Check citrus in containers to be sure roots have not blocked drain holes.

See more August orchard activities.


In the WEL this month

Aster and Black-eyed Susan

August is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. 

For more favorites, please visit our Summer plant list.



This month in the vegetable garden

Florence fennel

Grow Florence fennel. It is a little unusual but very easy to grow.

Do you have room in your garden for fall/winter vegetables? Download our Vegetable Planting Schedule (PDF) to see what to plant now.

August, 2016

About composting

Mesophilic bacteria

Meet some of the bacteria at your service helping to decompose your compost pile at different times of year.

Composting with worms? Harvest castings if they are dark and look like coffee grounds.

September, 2016


Gardening with limited water

dry cracked soil

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.


Pest Alerts!


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


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


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


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

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Page Last Updated: August 29, 2016

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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