UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Gifts from the Garden Workshop

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Saturday, October 22, 2016
8 AM - Noon
Deadline Extended!
Register by October 3

We have a few seats left! 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.


Buy bulbs!

Buy Bulbs!

Bulbs are very drought tolerant.  Winter rain is usually all they need.

We are offering 12 dazzling varieties for your gardening pleasure.

October, 2016


2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Buy the Calendar!

You won't want to miss our beautiful 2017 Calendar.

Buy online or look for it at our events.  It makes a great gift, especially with our new, lower price--$10 each. Now also at local nurseries

October, 2016


~ ~ ~ Horticulture Center Updates ~ ~ ~

The vegetable garden


This is the month to harvest pumpkins and winter squash for cooking and for fall decorations.  Harvest after the vines have dried and before the first frost. 


October, 2016


In the orchard



Pomegranates are ripening. Try to pick them before rains cause cracks in the skin. 

See more October orchard activities.



In the WEL


October is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Visit us at the Open Garden on Wednesday, October 12 from 9 AM - Noon.

For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Fall.



About composting

Mesophilic bacteria

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

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

September, 2016


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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.


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.

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


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9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

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Page Last Updated: October 1, 2016

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

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