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

MG Teaching at an Event
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

Asian Citrus Psyllid
Asian Citrus Psyllid
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

Irrigation sprinkler spraying lawn
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

Fruit (tunas) on prickly pear cactus
Fruit (tunas) on prickly pear cactus
See our current Tips & Events newsletter for seasonal information plus a handy list of upcoming events.

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What's New

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,...

Spotted spurge seedling. A common garden weed. Weeds Be-Gone
Garden threats turned opportunities One of the hardest things about gardening is setting priorities. The to-do list never seems to end. Weeding, watering,...

Master Gardener Handbook

MG Handbook cover
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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