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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Trees!  Our 2021 Gardening Guide is on sale now. Still only $10!

Learn about landscape and fruit trees and so much more in our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.

We are here for you!

Video library of gardening topics. Enjoy!

YouTube Channel with all the Virtual Harvest Day speakers and Master Gardener videos.

Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions.

We check email regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu



December Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

Spray peach and nectarine for peach leaf curl as soon as leaves have fallen.

Begin winter pruning. Protect citrus from frosts and damaging freezes.

See more December orchard tasks.

In the WEL

December is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Fall and Winter.

The vegetable garden

This is a good time to jot down how your summer garden did.  Keep a journal!

Our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar is the perfect place to record your gardening notes.


Big trees mean lots of fall leaves—sometimes more than our compost piles can handle all at once.

Get ideas on what to do with excess leaves.

Backyard berries

Enjoy fall color on some blueberry varieties.

See more tips for December.

Grow herbs!

Rosemary is an edible garden winner.  It's tough, drought tolerant, evergreen and need we say tasty!  Whether you choose ornamental or culinary varieties, all are edible and all make a show with their blue flowers in spring into summer.

Pest Alerts!

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening.  For more:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.

Calendar temporarily on hold due to COVID.


Contact us

COVID-19 Update

Check the calendar above for events.

Sorry, our office is temporarily closed.   

We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs.

For all of your gardening questions, please use our e-mail. We monitor it regularly: 


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