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Posts Tagged: Pruning

New Three Sisters Garden Video

3 Sisters Garden

We are proud to introduce a new video, 3 Sisters Garden, now available on our YouTube channel. Over a year and a half in the making, the video was made...

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Bay Area gardens thrive with beneficial insects, like lacewings

Lacewings are among the most beneficial garden insects. Here, you can see their eggs suspended at the end of threadlike stalks. (Courtesy Liz Calhoon)

The natural world is truly incredible. Thousands of good and bad bug varieties inhabit our yards, landscapes, and gardens. If we don't interfere too much,...

Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8:39 AM

How to cope with Japanese maple dieback

There are numerous reasons behind Japanese maple dieback, from girdling roots that compress the stem and sapwood to fungus that attacks from within — or it could just be a shortage of water. (Courtesy Rebecca Jepsen)

I've had questions recently from friends about problems with their prized Japanese maples. Unfortunately, maple dieback seems to be a common problem of late...

Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Love ’em or hate ’em, snakes are good for your garden

A Pacific gopher snake (Master Gardener Hank Morales)

Some 45 of my Master Gardener friends and I recently went on a field trip to Berkeley's UC Botanical Garden and Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard. And, yes, we...

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Grubs in the garden: friends or foes?

A couple handfuls of grubs the author took from raised beds in her garden. (Rebecca Jepsen)

Are grubs friends or foes? That really depends on where they are, how many you have, and your tolerance for creepy-crawlies in your garden. White grubs are...

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM

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