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Garden Guide & Three-Year Journal

Second edition now available

The second edition of the Butte County Garden Guide and Three-Year Journal, with new articles and updated information, has been released. Compiled and edited by the UC-trained Master Gardeners of Butte County, this county-specific book contains tips for every home gardener. All proceeds from the guide go to the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and other Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

Choose from two styles

Spiral bound Garden Guide

Spiral Bound Garden Guide and Journal is self-contained and lies flat for easy journaling.

Unbound Garden Guide

Unbound Copies are pre-punched to fit into a 3-ring binder (binder not included). This allows you to adapt and add information per your personal garden style.


Get the Guide— just $25


Magnolia Gift and Garden
1367 East Ave
Chico, Ca 95926

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Get the Garden Guide without leaving your house. An additional $5 will be added for shipping and handling. Please note that the Garden Guides will be shipped media rate and may take up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Email us at anrmgbutte@ucanr.edu.

Learn more about the Garden Guide.

Topics covered

Garden Guide

  • Microclimate
  • Firewise Landscaping NEW
  • Sustainable Gardening Practices 
  • Demonstration Gardens
  • Planting Design Basics NEW
  • Attracting Pollinators
  • Native Plants
  • Butte County All-Star Plants
  • Soil Basics
  • How to Use Mulch 
  • Compost and Organic Fertilizers
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Control of Weeds and Invasive Plants

Three-Year Journal

  • Season Overviews
  • Seasonal Produce Harvest Lists
  • Seasonal Garden Preparation Lists
  • Monthly Gardening Tasks
  • Native Plant of the Month
  • Timely Tips
  • Space for Three Years of Notes to Help Track Your Garden's Growth


  • How to Prune Trees
  • Vegetable Planting Guides for the Chico area and the Foothills
  • Fruit Tree Care, Maintenance, and Diseases
  • Common Garden Pests (chart with photographs)
  • Beneficial Insects (chart with photographs)

View the Garden Guide contents page (pdf) for details.