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Different sizes of nursery plants
Question of the Month: What should I look for when shopping for plants?

Editor's Pick: Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Gardening tips: May tips and Spring overview

May Events

Durham Parade & Picnic
Saturday, May 7, 10am–4pm
Durham Community Park, Durham

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, May 14, 7:30am–1pm

Chico Farmers Market
Saturday, May 28, 7:30am–1pm

May & June Workshops

Rodent Control NEW
Wednesday, May 11, 10-11:30am

House Plants NEW
Wednesday, May 18, 9–10am

Thursday, June 2, 10–11:30am

All workshops  |  printable flyer


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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

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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 how to get gardening help.

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.

Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal

The second edition of the Butte County Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal is now available to purchase on our website. Compiled and edited by the UC-trained Master Gardeners of Butte County, this county-specific book contains research-based, and sustainable information and tips for every home gardener.

Just $25 and available here.

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