Sacramento County Master Gardeners
2016 holiday office hours
The UCCE Office will be closed:
- Friday, December 23 through Friday, December 30 for end of the year holidays
2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Don't miss our beautiful 2017 Calendar. It makes a great gift, especially with a new, lower price--$10 each.
Now also at local nurseries.
Check the forecasts! Cold weather that will damage some plants is coming. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.
Slow Food Sacramento Award!
Slow Food Sacramento's 2016 Snail of Approval Supporter award (PDF in new window/tab) was made to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Vegetable Demonstration Garden.
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In the orchard
Spray peach and nectarine for peach leaf curl as soon as leaves have fallen.
Begin winter pruning. Join us for our annual Pruning Workshop, January 14, 2017.
See more December orchard tasks.
In the WEL
December is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
The vegetable garden
This is a good time to jot down how your summer garden did. Read more.
Our Gardening Guide and Calendar is the perfect place to record your gardening notes.
Rosemary is an edible garden winner. It's tough, drought tolerant, evergreen and need we say tasty! Whether you choose ornamental or culinary varieties, all are edible and all make a show with their blue flowers in spring into summer.
Big trees mean lots of fall leaves—sometimes more than our compost piles can handle all at once.
Get ideas on what to do with excess leaves.
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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.
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Office is closed on Friday
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