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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Pruning Workshop

It's pruning time!

Join us for our first event of 2018.

Pruning Workshop - Free!
Saturday, January 20
9 AM till Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

It's time to prune and so much more!


2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Do you like reminders for things to do in your garden?

Our 2018 Calendar has it all—monthly checklist, veggie planting chart and so much more. All that for $10! Buy online.


Composting Special Event

Compost, it's easy to do!

Don't miss our Backyard Composting Workshop, Saturday, February 10 from 10a till noon.  Get all you need to start composting in 2018 including a bin! 

Register now!


Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.


January Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden


Look for bare root artichoke crowns in nurseries this month.  Enjoy shopping catalogs or online for your 2018 victory garden.

Visit our January Monthly Tips for these and other activities for the January garden.

In the orchard

Time to prune

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 20, 9 AM - Noon.

In the WEL

Grevillea lanigera 'Coastal Gem'
January is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Winter.



Start composting!

Start composting in 2018! 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.


Grow herbs!

Italian Parsley
Parsley, whether you prefer curly or flat-leaf, is an edible garden winner. Grown as an annual planted in spring and again in fall to ensure continued harvest. Not bothered by freezing outdoor temps and can also be grown indoors. And need we say it’s tasty!


Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease.  For more:


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

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