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

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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

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

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What's New

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) How to cope with Japanese maple dieback
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...

A Pacific gopher snake (Master Gardener Hank Morales) Love ’em or hate ’em, snakes are good for your garden
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...

Master Gardener Handbook

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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