Sacramento County Master Gardeners
2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar
It's back, and it's better than ever! Get our beautiful 2018 Calendar. Monthly reminders, loads of information, vegetable planting chart and more. All this for $10 each, and you are helping our program.Buy online.
Bulbs are very drought tolerant. Winter rain is usually all they need. This year we are offering a few unusual varieties along with the tried and true.
We have nine dazzling varieties for your gardening pleasure.
Master Gardener Training
Do you (or someone you know) want to become a Master Gardener?
Training for 2018 is in the planning stages. Bookmark our Training page for news about applications, dates and times.
August Horticulture Center Updates
The vegetable garden
What’s eating my veggies--besides me? Visit our Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers to this and more.
In the orchard
Check citrus in containers to be sure roots have not blocked drain holes.
Prune apricots and cherries by the end of the month so cuts heal before wet weather begins.
See more August orchard activities.
In the WEL
|August is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Summer.
French Tarragon is known for its distinct “anise” flavor. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun.
Because it doesn’t bloom, you have this herb to use all summer.
It’s hot out there, time to monitor the compost pile for moisture and excess heat.
Put only disease- and pest-free fruit and vegetable garden waste in the compost pile.
Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease. For more:
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) was first found in Sacramento County in November, 2014.
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Foamy Bells or Heucherella is a hybrid between Coral Bells and Foam Flower. This particular one is called 'Solar Eclipse'. Only growing about 8-10 inches high, they make a great border plant. They like partial sun to partial shade and white flowers bloom spring through summer.
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