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Gardeners Corner – Healthy Soil

Healthy Soil By Gerry Hernandez, UC Master Gardener Have you ever looked; I mean really looked at your soil? What do you see? Do you see critters...

Gardeners Corner: Peach Leaf Curl

By Gerry Hernandez, UC Master Gardener In the spring, does your peach or nectarine trees look like someone threw hot oil on it and the leaves...

GARDENER’S CORNER

By Gerry Hernandez UC Master Gardener While the summer gardening season is over, there are plenty of November garden tasks that can be done. You can still...

Gardener’s Corner: Garden Employee of the Month

Ladybugs (Ladybird Beetles) come in many colors such as red, yellow, orange, brown, pink, and all black. Sometimes they have spots, stripes, or none...

GARDENER’S CORNER: Fall is for Planting

By Gerry Hernandez, UCE Master Gardener Fall is the best time to plant perennials. The warm soil plus the cool air equals healthy plants. There is...

Gardener’s Corner: Plant a Tree

By Gerry Hernandez, UCE Master Gardener Adding one or more trees to your garden can make a very big difference. Trees are amazing. They can provide...

Gardener’s Corner: Winter Vegetable Gardening

We are so lucky to have our California climate! It rarely freezes and we do not get snow. Because of this we can grow...

Gardener’s Corner: Aphids in your Trees and Shrubs

After getting out of the car, my shoes were stuck to the asphalt! I looked up and sure enough, I was parked under a...

Gardener’s Corner: Puncturevine

By Gerry Hernandez, UCE Master Gardener Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) is an aptly named summer annual found widely in California. Native to southern Europe, it can...

Gardener’s corner: Spider Mites

Spider mites are common pests of fruit trees, vegetables, berries, vines, houseplants, and ornamental plants. Mites are tiny and difficult to see. Although related...

Gardener’s Corner: Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are a nuisance, but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is more than a nuisance. In 2013, large populations were found in Sacramento...

July in the Garden

• You can still plant seeds of annuals: zinnias, marigolds, sunflowers and alyssum will grow and bloom this year. • Be sure everything is well...

Gardener’s corner: Hot Weather Tips for the Summer Garden

California is hot all summer. Many gardeners wonder how their plants; trees or shrubs can survive. With a little extra planning, your plants can...

Gardener’s Corner: Spurge

It has been interesting this year. The abundant rain filled our lakes, greened our gardens and put people back to work in agriculture but...

Gardener’s corner: Rust and Black Spot

Our spring rain may cause Rust and/or Black Spot in our roses. Rust, caused by the fungus Phragmidium disciflorum, is favored by cool, moist weather,...

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