UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

It's not too late! Give the gift of gardening to your friends and family this holiday season. How about a party gift for the host who gardens?

Our 2018 Calendar has it all—monthly checklist, veggie planting chart and so much more. All that for $10! Buy online.


Frost protection

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


2017 holiday office hours

The UCCE Office will be closed:

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 for end of the year holidays

December Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

Fruit of Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’
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

Record your successes!

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

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

In the orchard

Owari Satsuma Mandarin

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

Begin winter pruning. Join us for our annual Pruning Workshop, January 20, 2018.

See more December orchard tasks.

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.

About composting


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

Special Events!  Don't miss our composting workshops in February and March.


Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

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.

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4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827


(916) 876-5338

Telephone consultation:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Office closed Fridays

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