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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
Tags: Garden, snakes

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

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

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