UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Advice to Grow By ... Ask Us!

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Pumpkin photo: Rosalie Shepherd
UC Master Gardeners are here to help. There are many ways to find answers to your gardening questions.

Upcoming Events

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Want to learn more about gardening, chat with UC Master Gardeners, or catch our next plant sale? See our Events Calendar for upcoming talks, courses, and more.

Quarantines, Pests, Waterwise Tips

Fruit and Vegetable Quarantines

There is currently one quarantine in effect in Santa Clara County, on citrus fruits and trees for the Asian Citrus Psyllid. See our Quarantine Information to learn more and view quarantine area map. Help contain the spread of this pest.

Waterwise Tips

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Here are some useful tips and links for homeowners and gardeners who want to conserve water and manage their garden and landscape in a responsible manner. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, gray water usage, and more.

Tips & Events

Cabbage butterfly
Cabbage butterfly
See our current Tips & Events newsletter for seasonal information plus a handy list of upcoming events.

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What's New

Only yellowjacket queens survive the winter. They emerge in the spring to build their paper-like nests (Photo by Deb Conway, Girlzwurk) What to do when you find an eight-layer yellowjacket nest
Yes, even yellowjackets can be beneficial insects. They feed on aphids, caterpillars, flies and even grasshoppers. They also help with your clean-up chores by...

Tarantula Hawk finds its prey. (Photo from Oak “Woodland Invertebrates, The Little Things Count”.) Steer clear of tarantula hawks
I was sitting on my deck here in Saratoga recently and noticed a beautiful, albeit very large, bug walking near me. I wasn't sure what it was, but after doing...

Different types of cauliflower Get fall garden going with help from harvest fest
Growing plants in the off-season is easy, productive and beneficial to our native birds, bees and bugs There are hundreds of varieties of veggies, herbs,...

Master Gardener Handbook

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Save 10% on any UC ANR books ordered online, including the excellent California Master Gardener Handbook, by using our promotion code PRCLA43. A portion of online sales that use our promotion code benefits the UC Master Gardener of Santa Clara County program.

Pests in the Urban Landscape

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