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The UC Master Gardener Program designed the California Garden Web to serve as a portal to organize and extend the University of California's vast collection of research-based information about gardening to the public. The California Garden Web focuses on sustainable gardening practices and uses a question and answer format to present solutions. The blog below highlights gardening issues pertaining to the season.
Added January 19, 2022
Study finds resilient, frequent-fire forests have far fewer trees What does a “resilient” forest look like in California's Sierra Nevada? A lot fewer trees than we're used to, according to a study of frequent-fire forests from the...
Added January 12, 2022
To help California farmers and ranchers adjust to uncertain weather and climate events, the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture has awarded $1.5 million to a team of scientists led by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. The project is...
Added January 21, 2022
It's Friday Fly Day--and time to post images of a syrphid fly. Syrphid flies, often mistaken for honey bees, are pollinators, too. Also known as flower flies and hover...
Creatures in the Garden
Creatures in the Garden 97
Photo was taken in butterfly garden early this year. I had attended a Master Gardener class about the monarch butterfly & was fascinated by their color & feeding habit. As a result I ended up fostering 37 caterpillars! Have added many more milkweed plants & butterfly friendly plants. Hopefully helpe...