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Ask the master gardener: Keep mistletoe under control in landscape
Saturday Jan 26 2013
By Laurie Meyerpeter Placer County Master Gardener Question: Yikes! I have mistletoe in my tree. What do I do to remove this parasite? Answer: Did you know that mistletoe i ...
Trees changing color early? Stress is likely reason
Tuesday Nov 13 2012
Question: I have a number of Chinese Pistache trees lining my driveway and this fall, one tree turned color much, much earlier than the others. Why? Answer: A number of factors ca ...
Demonstration garden is educational resource for community
Tuesday Oct 30 2012
Question: I dropped my neighbor off at the Senior Garden in DeWitt Center and I noticed some new garden areas. Someone said that it was part of the new Master Garden Demo Garden. W ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Choosing the best vegetable varieties for food preservation
Tuesday Apr 03 2012
Question: I want to do more food preservation this year. I was a newbie food preserver this past summer and I found that my garden didn’t seem to be as productive as I needed for ...
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: Home-grown cabbages taste delicious and are easy to cultivate
Monday Aug 08 2011
Question: I want to grow cabbages in my fall garden. Any suggestions? Answer: Cabbages are a lot like tomatoes because there is really no comparison between the sweet crispy butte ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Use certified seed potatoes if you want to grow your own
Tuesday Mar 08 2011
Question: What are seed potatoes? Can I grow potatoes from the sprouting potatoes in my cupboard drawers? How do I grow potatoes? Answer: Potatoes are typically not grown from see ...
Ask the Master Gardener: It’s alive! Raise the spirit of Halloween with plants
Tuesday Oct 26 2010
Question: I’m a Halloween freak. It’s my favorite holiday. Do you have any weird plant suggestions that would help create a surreal atmosphere? Answer: A personal favorite is ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Large pots are best choice to contain running bamboo
Tuesday Feb 02 2010
Question: I have a black bamboo that is too large for the pot. How and when should I divide it? Answer: Black bamboo is a running bamboo so it is wise to grow it in a container o ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Bare-root plants are best choice for winter growing
Tuesday Jan 12 2010
Question: I am interested in growing food in my garden. Can I plant anything in the winter? Answer: There are many food plants that you can plant now but there are a few precautio ...
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