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Ask the Master Gardener: A little preventive maintenance can keep aphids under control
Thursday May 30 2013
Question: How do I eliminate the aphids on my flowering garden shrubs? Answer: As our weather warms, gardeners again discover aphids on their plants. Aphids can be ...
Ask the Master Gardener: What to consider when choosing organic or synthetic fertilizer
Thursday May 16 2013
Question: Why should I buy organic fertilizer when synthetic fertilizer is usually cheaper, contains a higher percentage of the basic nutrients and shows quicker growth? Answer: ...
Master Gardeners’ Mother’s Day tour to showcase seven landscapes
Wednesday May 01 2013
The University of California Co-operative Extension’s Placer County Master Gardeners are hosting their 28th Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunda ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Customize growing with raised beds
Thursday Apr 11 2013
Question: I have decided to grow some vegetables in a sunny spot in my back yard. I plan to just turn over the earth and add compost — as per the instructions at ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Dispenser, tape among methods for sowing small seeds
Thursday Mar 21 2013
Question: Carrot seeds are a bugger to plant since they are so tiny and therefore hard to control. I usually end up wasting most of the seeds in the packet. Please tell me the best ...
Ask the Master Gardener: Putting impatiens in the garden this spring? Be on alert for downy mildew
Wednesday Mar 06 2013
Question: I recently read in a national gardening blog that impatiens may be hard to find this year due to a disease. Is that true? Has it affected this area? If so, what flowers c ...
Ask the master gardener: ‘Force’ blooms for early color as winter wanes
Thursday Feb 14 2013
Question: I vaguely remember something about “forcing” flowers so that we can have some early spring indoors during the gray, drab winter. Can you explain? &nbs ...
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 ...
Ask the master gardener: Tune up your pipes to protect against freeze
Monday Jan 21 2013
Question: Although climate change is bringing higher worldwide temperatures, I know that Placer County is still experiencing hard freezes. Is there anything I can do now to prepare ...
Cactus will need seasonal darkness to bloom
Tuesday Dec 04 2012
Question: I purchased a Christmas cactus last Christmas so that I would have two. My other cactus was given to me by a friend who grew the plant from a cutting from her beautiful p ...
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