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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Gardening with limited water

Sedum palmeri
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. 
Sedum palmeri, a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star

This month in the vegetable garden

tepary bean

While few annual vegetables are "drought tolerant," there are some varieties that will grow successfully with less water.  Most of these vegetables are heirlooms from arid parts of the world. Read more about three bean varieties to consider.

In the WEL this month

Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'

July is a lovely time in the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive now. 

For more summer water efficient favorites, please visit our Summer Plant List.

Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'

In the orchard

peach O'Henry

The summer fruit harvest season begins in earnest this month. Pick up any fallen fruit to minimize pest and disease problems including future generations of codling moths. For more July orchard activities click here.

Composting reminder

Chopped greens and browns.

During the hot summer months closely monitor your compost pile for proper moisture content.  High temperatures may require.... Read more.  If you're composting with worms be sure to keep their bedding moist. Treat your worms to watermelon rinds.

Pest Alerts!


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

Read more

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

Read more



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Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
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Sacramento, CA  95827

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