The backyard gardeners of our area have a multitude of challenges when they begin to garden. From our microclimates, elevation, soil ranges to what to plant when and where.
The Master Gardeners can help with the questions our gardeners have.
Visit the Gardening Tips section of our counties' Master Gardeners.
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...