June Chores in the Garden
By Mary Giambalvo
Q: What garden chores should I plan for June?
Shirley Beard, San Luis Obispo
A: If ever a month beckons us outside to relish our gardens, it is sweet June. While savoring soft breezes and chirping birds, we do need to keep up with the jobs this madcap growth month requires.
It is not too late to add to the vegetable garden. Both coastal dwellers and inlanders can still sow herb seeds like basil, sage and oregano and warm weather crops such...
Photo by Cindy Muther
What could feel more like a storybook than a flourishing garden which is populated by happy birds, bees and butterflies? Suppose that garden could also help reduce our home heating and cooling bills? Sound too good to be true? Well, the next workshop in the Master Gardeners’ popular “Advice to Grow By” series will provide you with ideas and projects to create your own energy efficient wildlife sanctuary. In “Conserving Energy and Providing Habitat in Your Backyard,” we will show how average San Luis Obispo County gardeners can provide food, water and shelter for local and migrating wildlife while reducing their home energy consumption.
Thank you for attending
the UC Master Gardeners
for the 4th Annual
It was held:
Saturday, August 21, 2010
In the "Garden of the Seven Sisters"
The Master Gardeners Sustainable Gardening Demonstration Garden
2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo
What a wonderful day it was in our new Garden of the Seven Sisters, the UCCE Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, adjacent to the County UCCE Building.
A pleasant outdoor SLO setting, friendly intelligent people, interesting gardening topics, all free of charge…it doesn’t get much better than that! That is why increasing numbers of County residents are regularly attending the monthly Advice to Grow By workshops. These free workshops, presented by the Master Gardeners, are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, our new demonstration garden, at 2156 Sierra Way. The next workshop will be on September 18th, when a team of experts will be discussing and demonstrating the fascinating techniques of plant propagation.
Article by George Frisch
UC Master Gardener
San Luis Obispo County
A hardy, rapidly growing, maintenance-free, reasonably drought tolerant, evergreen ground cover with attractive leaves and lovely flowers -- is there such a plant?
Yes, there are a few, but one is no longer recommended!
Myoporum pacificum is a member of a family (Myoplraceae) widely planted in residential and commercial landscapes and along many miles of California highway...