- Author: Anne Schellman
Thanks to donations from readers like you, our Pollinator Gardening project raised a total of $1,000. This amount will go towards our garden signage and pathway. We've sent out narrowleaf milkweed seed packets, which you should receive in the mail soon. Now is a great time to plant these seeds! As you've read, milkweed is the sole food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars. We are excited about the possibility of seeing these gorgeous yellow, black, and white caterpillars in our garden in the near future!
Next steps for the Pollinator Garden include adding mulch (next week!), planting more plants, and figuring out best ways to label the plants. Many of the native plants have their original name tags, so feel free to stop by. The garden is located on the west side of the Stanislaus Building at the Ag Center.
In the coming weeks we will add pollinator plants that are not native, but that have the same water requirements.
If you visit, don't let the lack of pathways stop you! Stroll right through and take a look. The plants are small now, but we expect spring blooms, and in another year they will have doubled in size. We will continue to update you on the progress of the garden
Missed Giving Tuesday but still want to give? You still can. Please make checks out to:
UC Regents and send to:
UCCE Stanislaus County Master Gardener Program
3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste A
Modesto, CA 95358
We still have plenty of milkweed seed packets left to send.
- Author: Anne E Schellman
Our goal is to raise $3,000 towards our future Learning Landscape theme gardens. Our first two themes are:
- Sensory Garden
- Pollinator Garden
About the Gardens
The Sensory and Pollinator Gardens will be located at the Ag Center on 3800 Cornucopia Way near the Stanislaus Building and serve as an outdoor classroom where we will offer future classes. It will also be a place for visitors to observe plants and their care in the landscape. The plants will have signs so you can snap a photo and remember what to get on your next trip to a nursery or garden center. The gardens will be maintained by Master Gardener volunteers.
The Sensory Garden
Our group of volunteers who designed this garden see it as a space for plants that soothe the senses and help you relax. Plants you can see, touch, smell, or even hear.
The Pollinator Garden
The volunteers designing this garden want to create a paradise for bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and other pollinators.
We need your help!
The #BigDigDay site is counting down the time until June 4 when you can give credit card donations. If you'd like to donate with a check, please make it out to UC Regents and send it to the Master Gardener Program, 3800 Cornucopia Way Ste A, Modesto 95358./h3>/h3>/h3>/h3>