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09 iris

Question of the Month: When is the best time to divide my irises? Answer

Editor's Pick for September: Karl Foerster feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora “Karl Foerster”)

Gardening tips for September.


All Events


Monthly Tips—Garden Guide and Journaling NEW
September 6,

September 12, 9:30–11am

Cut Flowers from the Garden
September 18, 1–3pm

Bonsai NEW
September 26, 10–11:30am

All Workshops

Give a Gift

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

Want to become part of the solution?

Butte County Master Gardeners will offer their training program January–May 2020. Learn about the program.

Don't delay—deadline for applying is September 30, 2019. Get the application.

The Real Dirt

  • Johnsongrass mature plant, UC ANR
    Managing Johnsongrass, a Legendary Weed!

    Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) is a common sight throughout our hot dry Butte County summers. It is also considered to be one of the world's most noxious perennial weeds. Johnsongrass forms dense...

Ask Us!

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Contact our Hotline for personalized help with your yard and garden problems. Call us, drop by, or send us an email. Find out how.

Events and Farmers Markets
We attend several events and farmers markets throughout the year. Visit one of our informational booths for help with your gardening problems. Samples and photos are always welcome.

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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