Sacramento County Master Gardeners
Gardening with limited water
Sedum palmeri, a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star
In the WEL this month
May 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 spring water efficient favorites, please visit our Spring Plant List.
This month in the vegetable garden
Transplant tomatoes and peppers this month. Seeds of pumpkins, beans.... read more.
See results of the straw bale gardening project conducted at the vegetable demonstration garden last year.
In the orchard
Fire blight on pears and apples is a big problem in our area this year; see more information about dealing with fire blight. Codling moth is a common insect pest on apples and other fruit. Read about controlling this pest here. For other May orchard activities click here.
How do soil amendments differ from mulch? Read about it, and what to do to compost that's not quite "finished" so you can use it in the garden.
2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar
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!
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.
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UC Gardening Blogs
Added May 22, 2015
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Added May 21, 2015
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Added May 20, 2015
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