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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Gifts from the Garden Workshop

Gifts from the Garden Workshop
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8 AM - Noon
Register by October 1

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.

September, 2016


2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Calendars make great gifts!

You won't want to miss our 2017 Calendar.

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

September 2016

In the WEL this month

Lavender and butterfly

September is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Visit us at the Open Garden on Saturday, September 17 from 9 AM - Noon.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Summer and Fall.



This month in the vegetable garden

Grow garlic!

Grow garlic!  Now is the time to plant for harvest in late spring next year.

Melons may be at their peak this month, but when should they be harvested?     Read  about how to tell when melons are ready to harvest.

September, 2016


In the orchard


Many of the mid-season apples are ripe this month - Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith. Also harvest Asian pears and figs! See more September orchard activities.

Consider adding a fresh layer of mulch to fruit trees--it helps conserve water now and reduces weeds in winter.


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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Support us!

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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: September 20, 2016

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