We're kicking off our free gardening 101 workshops starting April 7th through August 4th! Join us the first Friday of every month to learn about all things gardens! Special thanks to our partners Texas A & M Agrilife extension & Master gardeners for leading the workshops! Hope to see you there!
And here's a sneak peek of our eggplant and pepper varieties available at the #SpringGardenMarket on April 1st in San Mateo! We don't just sell tomato starts! Our growers have been hard at work for months. Link in profile for more info ☝️🍅🍆🌶🍅🍆🌶 #mastergardeners#gardening
We recently visited this new homeowner needing advice about their back yard. The previous owner had planted several young fruit trees. Fortunately, the tags were still in place for easy identification.
There are two apple trees, a Gala and a Jonagold. Most apple trees need another cultivar for pollination to occur but not all cultivars pollinate each other. In this case, the Gala will pollinate the Jonagold but the Jonagold will not pollinate any other apple. The result will be, Jonagolds but no Galas. We suspect the homeowner planted trees to their taste buds not aware of pollination needs.
Another is a Bartlett pear tree with no other pear trees in the yard. Pears need another cultivar as well. Same with a the lone blueberry bush needing another cultivar. Of course a neighbor may have a compatible pollinator but that of course is not likely.
Next are the two plum trees. They are self-fertile and should each produce fruit, however, plum trees are susceptible to many diseases. As can be seen in the photos, one of the plums is developing watersprouts along its trunk. The top of the tree appears to be very open. The watersprouts are the trees way of trying to survive by rapid growth. This tree appears to have been over pruned. When this happens trees become unsightly and may be difficult to prune in the future.
Although it was fortunate there were tags to identify these trees, don't leave them on the trees. They will eventually girdle the young bark and potentially kill the tree. Place a marker nearby for a reminder and keep the tags in a notebook. A quick sketched landscape plan with identities is further help for future reference.
Part of being a Master Gardener is attending Continuing Education classes. Today the Marin MG welcomed Robbin W. Thorp from UC Davis and introduced by MG Connie Pelissero to speak on "Native Bees and Urban Bee Gardens". Below shows some easy ways to make native bee hotels for your garden. #bees#RobbinThorp#UCDavis#beehotels#bamboo#mastergardeners
We're out getting some pruning done in Lynnwood! How is your yard looking? Know a plant that needs a trim? We do fine pruning and we also can teach you how!
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Exhibiting at the UCCE San Diego Master Gardeners of San Diego County Seminar and Marketplace today. The seminar features many classes on innovative garden practices and home horticulture. The Market is open to the public with lots of free parking. #mastergardeners#protea#saturdayvibes
🍅🌶FREE Gardening Class by the UC Master Gardener Program - How to Grow the Very Best Tomatoes and Peppers - Saturday, March 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Presenter UC Master Gardener Cindy Burgdorf to learn all the needs of tomatoes and peppers and all the tricks you can use to achieve the maximum yield in your garden.
This class will be held at the Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, located at 1455 Madison Avenue in Redwood City.
Please register for this class at: https://ucanr.edu
Then come to our Spring Garden Market Plant Sale and Educational Fair the following Saturday, April 1, to purchase tomatoes, peppers and other plants for your garden, expertly grown by UC Master Gardeners. To learn more about our Spring Garden market, please go to our profile for the link! #tomatoes#peppers eggplant #mastergardeners#class#garden#gardening
Our monthly Master Gardener hikes have started again after the winter rains. Led by MG and botanist Katie Martin who names all the wild flowers, trees and shrubs along the way. A wonderful way to spend a morning learning on the spot and reconnecting with old and new friends. #mastergardeners#bigrocktrail#Onthetrailwithfriends#wildflowers
The Ellis County Master Gardener Expo is coming on March 25th! We are GIVING AWAY a 4-pack of tickets to this amazing spring & gardening event at the Waxahachie Civic Center on March 25th from 9 am to 5 pm. Don't miss out on this chance to win tickets & see gardening seminars, have a chance to buy plants & more green opportunities! 🌿🎟🌷🛍💐
To enter for the giveaway, just follow these steps:
1. Follow our Instagram page.
2. Tag three friends in our comments.
The winner will be notified on Thursday. We can't wait to choose a lucky winner! Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Winners must be able to pick up the tickets at our Waxahachie Office location on Friday*