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What is a Plant Clinic?

Where to find us in 2017

Advice to grow by--ask us!

California State Fair
Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 30
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11 AM - 8:00 PM - Monday through Thursday
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815

Bring your plant questions to the Master Gardener booth in The Farm.  Find us!

Plant Clinic

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Plant Clinic
City of Folsom "Ask the Sprinkler Guy" Event
Folsom City Lions Park
403 Stafford Street, Folsom, 95630

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.

Harvest Day!
Harvest Day!

Saturday, August 5, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Harvest Day!
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.
Open Garden

Saturday, September 9, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.
Open Garden

Wednesday, October 11, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.

 

(2017 Completed Events)

Sunday, June 18, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plant Clinic, Nielsen Park, 7673 Center Parkway, Sacramento, 95823

Saturday, June 17, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Sunday, June 4, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plant Clinic, Meadowview Park, 7760 24th Street, Sacramento, 95832

Saturday, May 20, 10 AM - 4 PM
Plant Clinic at the Colonial Heights Community Garden Tour, 5420 San Francisco Blvd., Sacramento, 95820

Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628

Sunday, April 30, 11 AM - 4 PM
Plant Clinic, Folsom Garden Club Tour and Fundraiser, Various home locations in Folsom

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

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

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

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 Blvd., Elk Grove, 95758

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

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 Blvd., Elk Grove, 95624

Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM - Noon
Open Garden, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 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, 95815

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 AM - Noon
Pruning Workshop, Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 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

 

Bill plant clinic

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

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