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Plant now for fall and winter greens
Thursday Sep 11 2014
Even before the bushels of tomatoes, zucchini and peppers start to wane, it’s time for fall planting. It’s a natural progression for Master Gardener Laurie Meyerpeter ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Mistletoe diverts vital water from trees during drought
Thursday Aug 28 2014
Question: I have mistletoe growing in my oak tree. How do I get rid of it? Answer: Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that absorbs both water and nutrients from its host plant. It is ...
Early leaf drop a symptom of drought’s impact
Thursday Aug 14 2014
Question: My neighborhood has many trees, most of which I think are native oaks. I am writing because the trees around here look brown and the ground everywhere is covered wi ...
Ask the master gardener: Ridding the home of carpet beetle infestation
Thursday Jul 31 2014
Question: I’m finding small fuzzy bugs in my living room near the window. They are tiny and dark with a tan band around the middle. Each day I clean them up and the following ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Pruning tomatoes — when, why, how and varieties that need it
Thursday Jul 10 2014
Question: Two experienced gardeners in my garden club prune their tomato plants. What is the benefit and how do I do it? Answer: There are many theories out there and even univer ...
Drought-friendly plants star in gone with the lawn
Thursday Jul 03 2014
For about 10 years, the front yard of Pauline Sakai’s Roseville home was a vision of lush green manicured lawn. But not anymore. “Being a master gardener, I always ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Much ado about mulch
Tuesday Jun 24 2014
Q: My water agency recommends applying a thick mulch around landscape plants to reduce water use. What should I use as mulch? A: Mulch is any material that you put ...
Demonstration garden is idea showcase for home growing
Thursday Jun 12 2014
A gardening primer has taken root in North Auburn. The Placer County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden, located next to the University of California Cooperative Exten ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Why do my roses have circular cuts on the leaves?
Monday May 26 2014
Question: My roses are beautiful this spring. The only concern I have are circular cuts near the edge of many leaves. What could this BE? BEE! You have the answer: leafc ...
Mother’s Day tour is garden inspiration — times eight
Thursday May 01 2014
Woodland vista, meandering creek, whimsy in flower and vineyard oasis will be among the sights on view at the Placer County Master Gardeners’ Mother’s Day Garden Tour ...
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