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Question of the Month: Is it okay to plant new perennials in the summertime?

Editor's Pick for July: Gomphrena globrosa “Fireworks” adds pop and sizzle to any garden, from midsummer ’til Thanksgiving.

Gardening tips: July tips,
Summer overview


Master Gardener events are currently cancelled through July. Please check later for updates.

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Master Gardener workshops will be back this fall. Check in late August or early September for descriptions and registration.

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Gifts help support the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

The Real Dirt

  • Giant buckwheat in bloom, J. Alosi
    The Giant Wild Buckwheat of California

    An astounding number of species populate the wild buckwheat genus Eriogonum - over 250, according to the CALFLORA website. And, due to their propensity to hybridize, active speciation continues as we speak. There are species...

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Contact our Hotline for personalized help with your yard and garden problems. Volunteers are working via email to respond to your gardening questions. Email mgbutte@ucanr.edu (preferred) or leave a message at the UC Cooperative Extension Office (530-538-7201). Responses will be conducted via email. Learn more.

Advice to Grow By

Flowers and Landscape Plants
Butte County All-Star Plants
Climate Apropriate Plants for N. California (pdf)

Vegetable Planting Guides for the Chico Valley Area (pdf) and the Foothills (pdf)

Save Water in Your Home and Yard
Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information.

Fire Recovery
Visit our Fire-Safe Landscape section for information on soil recovery, and how to plan your landscape to hinder fire.

Gardening Guide and Three-Year Journal
Compiled by the Butte County Master Gardeners, and now available to provide research-based, sustainable help with your yard and garden. All proceeds go to Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County. Just $20 and available here.

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