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Question of the Month: Should I start watering my mature trees yet?

Editor's Pick: Heuchera (Coral Bells or alumroot)

Gardening tips: April tips and Spring overview


Plant Problems and Diagnoses NEW
Thursday, April 8, 10:30–11:45am

Mason Bees NEW
Tuesday, April 27, 10–11:30am

New workshops will be added monthly through July. Check our workshops page for availability.


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The Real Dirt

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Mr. Jesus Lara, UC Regents.
    Watch out for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    As our weather warms, be on the lookout for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). It's important to be able to recognize this voracious pest in order to prevent its spread. There are a large number of stink bugs, all “true bugs” in the...

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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

Just released—the second edition of the Butte County Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal, with new articles and updated information. 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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