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Old Garden Rose Class

Old Garden Rose Class

Join Rosarians Anita Clevenger, Bill Harp, and others for a fascinating lecture on old garden roses and tour of the rose garden. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00a-12:30p. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento.

Wetter Weather Means More Pests

Wetter Weather Means More Pests

People don’t like to be out in cold wet weather and neither do pests.  With northern California’s return to a somewhat normal winter weather pattern, home owners can expect to see more pests.  In wet or cold weather ants tend to move indoors and take up residence in walls, making control a little more difficult and a bit slower.  Other pests, such as Oriental Cockroaches, American Cockroaches and spiders may also wander indoors.   Last, but certainly not least, rats and mice will come running for shelter, warmth and of course, food; your food.

 

The Chickens of Sacramento Valley & A Giveaway!

The Chickens of Sacramento Valley & A Giveaway!

One thing I find most gardeners love? Animals ... cats, dogs, goats, squirrels, ferrets, bunnies, birds. But, while we love our dogs and cats, it seems the chicken is the up and coming fancy pet of the urban gardener!

For the Love of Summer Flowers

For the Love of Summer Flowers

I usually will tell people they shouldn't plant flowers (trees, shrubs, whatever) in the summer. Certainly not in Sacramento! I mean really! Poor little rootlets likely won't get enough water. The plants will struggle and die. Use common sense, wait 'til the cooler weather. Yep, that's what I preach.

Come to Sacramento’s Ultimate Gardening Event!

Come to Sacramento’s Ultimate Gardening Event!

It’s Harvest Day at the Horticulture Center, the region’s biggest single-day gardening event on Saturday, August 3 at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard.  Presentations, booths, food, plants for sale, and much more.  For a schedule of events and details view the UC Sacramento Master Gardeners website.

Source: Sacramento County Connection
 

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is looking for 250 volunteers during the week of July 24-27 to participate in their largest planting event of the year.

This summer, Grant High is undertaking a massive makeover. For years students have walked along the barren pathway that connects Grant High School main campus to the West Campus.  During warm months it's a sweltering trek and during wet months a long dash for shelter.  During the week of July 24th-27th all of that will change with a massive overhaul and planting party.

The project was conceived and planned by students from the GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy at Grant High School working in partnership with UC Davis Landscape Architecture students.  Their plan includes replacing asphalt with permeable pavement and installing vegetated bioswales to recharge groundwater and filter storm water run-off.