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What is a Plant Clinic?

Where to find us in 2017

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Saturday, March 25, 9 AM - 3 PM
Plant Clinic
Shepard Garden & Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816

Visit us at the Perennial Plant Club vendor plant sale. Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden? UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.

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Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Plant Clinic & Worm Bin Demonstration
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Yard and Garden Sale
8450 West Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA  95758

Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden? UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.

Learn how worms recycle kitchen scraps into rich, garden compost.

Open Garden

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Bring your plant questions to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Open Garden.

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Thursday, April 20, 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Plant Clinic
Sacramento Food Bank
3333 Third Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden? UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.

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Saturday, April 29, NOON - 2 PM
Plant Clinic
Creek Week at Carmichael Park
5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael, CA  95608

Visit us at Creek Week.  Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden? UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.

Advice to grow by--ask us!

Sunday, April 30, 11 AM - 4 PM
Plant Clinic
Folsom Garden Club Tour and Fundraiser
Various home locations
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Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden? UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.

Open Garden

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Bring your plant questions to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Open Garden.

Open Garden

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Bring your plant questions to the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Open Garden.

(2017 Completed Events)

Saturday, March 18, 9 AM - 5 PM and
Sunday, March 19, 9 AM - 4 PM
Plant Clinic & Worm Bin Demonstration
Green Acres Nursery and Supply
9220 East Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

 

Friday, January 27, Noon - 7 PM
Saturday, January 28,
10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, January 29, 10 AM - 5 PM
Northern California Home & Landscape Expo, Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815

 

Saturday, January 28, 1 PM - 4 PM
Pruning and Diagnostic Clinic
Big Oak Nursery
10071 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove, CA  95624

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 AM - Noon
Pruning Workshop, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

 

What is a Plant Clinic?

Ask us!

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UC Master Gardeners are available at plant clinics to answer gardening questions and identify your insect or plant problems.  Bring plant or insect samples (in a sealed plastic bag or other container, please) for identification to a plant clinic listed below.

To assist the Master Gardener, it is important to have as much information as possible when you arrive. Include leaf, stem, and flower in your sample.
  

Here are some sample questions we will ask:

  • Is the plant a perennial or annual, evergreen or deciduous?
  • What color are the flowers if the plant has flowers?
  • Is the bark thick, thin, rough or smooth?
  • How tall is the plant?
  • Does it stand alone or with other plants?
  • Are other plants infected or infested and are these plants of a different variety?
  • Is the plant in a container or in the ground?
  • How old is the plant?
  • How much sun exposure does it get?
  • How often and how long is the plant watered?

There are many other questions to be answered, but those listed above will start you in the right direction when you seek assistance.

2016 - A Year in Review

UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County were busy answering plant problem questions in 2016.  In addition to the January Workshop, Open Gardens and Harvest Day at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, we appeared in many local communities.  Here's a list of our outreach efforts:

Friday, July 8, 2016 through Sunday, July 24, 2016
California State Fair, The Farm
Sacramento

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Music in the Park, Cabrillo Park
Sacramento

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Chili Cook-Off, Fog Willow Farms
Wilton, CA 95693

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Music in the Park, Meadowview Park
Sacramento

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Soroptimist International of Sacramento
Edible Garden Tour
Sacramento

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Harvest Garden Faire, The Secret Garden
Elk Grove

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Elk Grove Community Garden & Learning Center
Elk Grove

 

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4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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