- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Santa Clara County's Master Gardener Program has channeled UC's research-based gardening information to county residents for 25 years, according to an article marking the milestone that was published in the San Jose Mercury-News last Friday.
Last year, the program's 50 volunteers answered nearly 3,000 questions from home gardeners who called, e-mailed or visited.
The article - written by Master Gardeners Rebecca Jepsen, Lee Ann Ray and Deyana Len - delineated some of the online resources offered by the UC Master Gardener program.
New pages on the Santa Clara Master Gardeners' Web site highlighting water-wise plants - Names and photos of a variety of native and non-native ornamental plants that will thrive in the region's dry climate and clay soil with little to no water once established.
UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program - Extensive information on virtually all aspects of pest management for the home gardener. The site is chock-full of high-quality photos that allow you to identify all the good and bad bugs, pests, diseases, weeds and a whole lot more.
The article closed with recently and frequently asked questions, information on becoming a Master Gardener, and contact information for the Santa Clara program. Click here for the Santa Clara County Master Gardener Program Web site.