Do you have gardening questions?
We're here to help.
The trained volunteers of the UCCE Master Gardener Program extend the services of your local Cooperative Extension advisers by providing practical and accurate home gardening information.
You can contact us with your gardening questions by:
calling our hotline at (530) 822-7515,
dropping by our office at 142A Garden Highway, Yuba City, Tuesdays, 9-12 noon, and Thursdays, 1 to 4pm, or
emailing us at email@example.com. Please include your name and a phone number.
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No-See-Ums, But You Feel 'Em
Posted 5/24/2013 - It happened unexpectedly. Tabatha Yang and her six-month-old son, Karoo, were sitting on their lawn last Sunday at their West Davis home, when she saw red. Literally. One minute they were enjoying the springlike weather, and the next minute his...
Promenade in the Pomegranates
Posted 5/23/2013 - What a match--honey bees and pomegranate blossoms. Watching the golden bees forage amid the brilliant red blossoms in the late afternoon is a delight to see, especially when the sun backlights them. The ancient fruit, native to Iran, is one of...
Posted 5/22/2013 - A spider web is one of nature's most marvelous wonders. It's art, it's architecture, and it's engineering. The silk is as beautiful as it is deceiving. It's 10 times stronger than Kevlar; as sticky as cotton candy covered with honey; and as flexible as...
Where Do Foraging Bees Go to Die?
Posted 5/21/2013 - "Where do foraging bees go to die?" That question was asked this week of honey bee guru Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, who serves as the statewide Extension apiculturist. "Do they return to the hive? Do they retire and live...
My Old Flame
Posted 5/20/2013 - I usually can't get within 25 yards of a dragonfly. Not so in our back yard. A flame skimmer or firecracker skimmer (Libellula saturata) has apparently decided that this is where he wants to be. Last Saturday, for nine hours, he perched on a...