2024 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Our 2024 edition is available now online (credit card), at one of our upcoming events (see the Calendar on the right) and at local retailers.
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Wednesday, October 11, 9 AM - Noon
Wander around the demonstration gardens, ask questions and get advice on water-efficient plants, cool season vegetables and much more.
We are here for you!
September Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
In the orchard
Many of the mid-season apples are ripe this month - Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith. Also harvest Asian pears and figs! See more September orchard activities.
Consider adding a fresh layer of mulch to fruit trees--it helps conserve water now and reduces weeds in winter.
The vegetable garden
September is the time to eat grapes and inspect plants for leaf problems.See what to do in September in your vineyard.
Time for Thyme. Whether you want a low compact plant or groundcover for your landscape or if you are more interested in culinary arts, there is a Thyme for you.
Check irrigation. Finish pruning cane berries by removing canes that fruited this year. Watch us prune Boysenberries at the Open Garden on September 8.
See more tips for September.
This highly destructive insect has been confirmed in Sacramento County areas of Arden-Arcade and Rancho Cordova.
Report suspected finds to the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner office or call the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899.
Read more on the Japanese beetle from UC IPM.
Asian citrus psyllid
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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