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Placer County Master Gardeners
Ask the Master Gardener: F1 hybrids have advantages, disadvantages
Tuesday Mar 20 2012
By Trish Grenfell Placer County Master Gardener Question: What does F1 mean when it appears after the name of a plant? Answer: “F1 hybrid” is the term used for the first g ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Orchids like high humidity, light — but don’t overdo the watering
Tuesday Mar 06 2012
Question: My daughter gave me a beautiful live “moth” orchid for Christmas and I have managed to keep it alive so far. Since I have never owned an orchid before, how do I take ...
Master gardeners’ ‘gathering’ to kick off spring planting season
Tuesday Feb 21 2012
With spring just weeks away, it’s time to “Rev up your garden” — the theme of this year’s Gardeners Gathering set for March 3 in Loomis. This is the fifth year for the P ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Chickens in the garden need coop, fence
Tuesday Feb 14 2012
Question: I just got chickens and I want to let them free-range in my yard. Is this practical or will they eat my garden plants? Answer: Chickens and gardens are not always a prac ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Time to get fit for gardening chores
Tuesday Jan 17 2012
Question: Besides dreaming through seed and bulb catalogs, what should I be doing now in the garden? Answer: The heavy “to-do” list gardeners carry in summer and fall, follow ...
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Monday Jan 02 2012
Question: I never water my lawn and plants in the winter, but am wondering what happens when we experience an unusual long dry spell like this December? Answer: Thank you for ask ...
Ferns are fine addition for yard’s shady spots
Monday Jan 02 2012
They can be delicate and pretty particular about location. But if you treat ferns right, you’ll have beautiful results. Roseville resident Judy Carroll, a Placer County master g ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Choose healthy poinsettias and treat them well
Wednesday Dec 21 2011
Question: What’s the best way to take care of a holiday poinsettia? Answer: Poinsettia is the best selling potted plant in the nation. It was named for Joel Poinsett, the first ...
Ask the Master Gardener: So you want to have a live Christmas tree?
Tuesday Nov 29 2011
Question: I am considering buying a live Christmas tree so that we can plant it in our yard after the holidays. Any helpful hints? Answer: Purchasing a living tree and successful ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Mushrooms can be both friend, foe
Tuesday Nov 15 2011
Question: Mushrooms have been appearing in a shaded area of my garden. I am receiving conflicting advice from friends about what I should do with them. Are mushrooms in the garden ...
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