UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Blossoms!  Learn about flowers and so much more in our 2020 Calendar

Plenty of advice about growing flowers and recipes from the Master Food Preservers for cooking with them.

Still only $10!

Worm Composting Workshop

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020
10 AM till NOON

Worm composting is neat, easy and odorless--ideal for indoor or outdoor locations.  Learn how and take worms and a bin home.  $25. 

Register now!

2019 holiday office hours

The UCCE Office will be closed:

  • Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020 for end of the year holidays

Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.


December Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

Spray peach and nectarine for peach leaf curl as soon as leaves have fallen.

Begin winter pruning. Mark your calendar for our annual Pruning Workshop, January 18, 2020.

See more December orchard tasks.

In the WEL

December is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Fall and Winter.

The vegetable garden

See what we are growing at the Horticulture Center this winter!

This is a good time to jot down how your summer garden did.  Keep a journal!

Our 2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar is the perfect place to record your gardening notes.

Grow herbs!

Rosemary is an edible garden winner.  It's tough, drought tolerant, evergreen and need we say tasty!  Whether you choose ornamental or culinary varieties, all are edible and all make a show with their blue flowers in spring into summer.


Big trees mean lots of fall leaves—sometimes more than our compost piles can handle all at once.

Get ideas on what to do with excess leaves.

Backyard berries

Enjoy fall color on some blueberry varieties.

See more tips for December.

Pest Alerts!

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening.  For more:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.


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Contact us

The Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

Find our office

(916) 876-5338


Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Office closed Fridays

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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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