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Placer County Master Gardeners
Tour makes most of spring’s flowering palette
Tuesday Apr 26 2011
Planning the annual Mother’s Day garden tour is a year-round quest for Placer County Master Gardeners Kortne Phillips and Cooki Vonasek. “We’re always asking gardeners wherev ...
Pruning, roses, insects take stage at Loomis gathering
Tuesday Feb 22 2011
Now it its fourth year, the Gardeners Gathering brings together 125 enthusiasts for a day of talks and discussions on a variety of green thumb topics. Sponsored by the Placer Count ...
Something for every mom
Friday May 07 2010
Oops, Sunday is Mother’s Day and you totally forgot. Poor mom. But, wait, have no fear — we have some last-minute ideas for fun times you and your mom can share this weekend. ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Prune apricot trees before rainy season to avoid fungal infection
Saturday Jun 13 2009
Question: Whole branches of my apricot tree have suddenly wilted and appear to be dying. They are getting the same amount of water I’ve always given them and there doesn’t appe ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Fruit trees need period of cold for better yield
Tuesday Feb 17 2009
Question: What are the chilling requirements for my cherry tree? Answer: Deciduous trees, which include fruit trees, begin a period of dormancy when daylight hours decrease in the ...
March program puts experts on stage
Tuesday Feb 17 2009
When the Placer County Master Gardeners decided to have a day of workshops last year — A Gardeners’ Gathering — the response exceeded their expectations. “We weren’t su ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Traps are most effective way to control moles
Tuesday Dec 16 2008
Question: Help! My once lovely yard looks like a minefield with small raised mounds of exposed dirt and raised rows (underground tunnels?) of grass that collapse or sink when you ...
Ask the Master Gardeners: Choose Copper Canyon daisies for brilliant color this time of year
Tuesday Dec 02 2008
Question: Last week I drove by a rooftop garden with billows of beautiful yellow daisy-like flowers falling over the top. Not only was I amazed that someone was growing plants on t ...
Meet the Gardener - She has a trained eye for crowd-pleasing sites
Friday May 02 2008
Putting together the Placer County Master Gardeners’ Mother’s Day tour is a labor of love for Kortne Phillips of Auburn. The annual tour has been around 23 years and Phillips a ...
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