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Get ready for the biggest garden events of the year

You know it’s springtime when garden markets and tours start popping up all around the Bay Area. (Photo courtesy of Hank Morales)

Tomatoes and pepper and herbs, oh my! Markets and tours will soon be popping up all around the Bay Area With all the much-needed rain we have been having, and...

Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:21 PM

What to do when woodpeckers or their kin attack your favorite tree

The Red-Breasted Sapsucker loves to feast on sap they extract from trees. (Photo courtesy of Master Gardener Hank Morales)

The best prevention is to be sure your trees are healthy and happy Wondering who or what is causing all that knocking, knock, knocking outside that's driving...

Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Mushrooms are popping up all over the Bay Area

Trametes versicolor, common name Turkey Tail, photo by Hank Morales

It's a good idea to know about our local fungi, especially if you have children or pets This is the time of year when you will see mushrooms popping up all...

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 7:34 AM

Great books to give gardeners

The gardener on your gift list is sure to love any one of these special books. (Photo by Rebecca Jepsen)

If you are looking for a special gift for that gardener on your list, one of these books will be a great addition to the tool shed – I mean...

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 7:23 AM

Fire Safety in the Garden

Consider mulch type if you live in an area with fire risk

Mulch selection makes a difference One or two minutes may be all the warning you get when it comes to fire. Fire-safe gardening around your home can give you...

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:53 PM

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