Gardening

Gardening: My Favorite Roses

Text by Priscilla Girard, UCCE Master Gardener   N ot all flowers are created equal and for me, nothing surpasses the beauty of the hybrid tea rose. Available in nearly every color or color combination imaginable, hybrid...

Gardening: Shrubs: The ‘Bones’ of your Garden I January 2021

Text by Susan Moore Sevier, UCCE Master Gardener   On a trip to England and Wales, I eagerly anticipated touring several gardens. Expecting to view long stretches of stylized formal grounds, I was delighted to find...

Gardening: Choosing your holiday poinsettias • December 2020

Text by Anne Skinner, UCCE Master Gardener   Poinsettias, the classic holiday flower, are popping up in stores and nurseries. Here's what you need to know to get the healthiest plant to last the holiday season. Poinsettias...

Gardening: Lavenders For Drought Tolerant Gardens

Text by Pam Geisel and Michelle Strange, Master Gardener Advisors Emeritus Lavender is a delightful and useful garden plant. It can be used as a drought-tolerant low hedge, specimen plant, cut flower and an herb...

Gardening: Pomegranates – Pleasing the Palate and the Eyes

Text by Thea Fiskin, UCCE Master Gardener Pomegranates are an exotic fruit that date back to ancient times. In Persia, they were used as a carpet dye and in India, they were regarded as a...

Container Gardening • August 2020

During hot August days, working in the garden can be more of a chore than a pleasure. But container gardening can allow you to enjoy growing plants in places that you thought impossible or...
Latina - Gardening with Lantana

Lantanas

Text by Michele Le Strange, UCCE Master Gardener Adviser, Emeritus L ooking for a drought-tolerant plant with plenty of summer color for your yard? Look no further than lantanas! Lantanas thrive in the full sun and heat...

Three Drought-Tolerant Native California Plants

At the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Tulare/Kings Counties’ demo garden at Hurley School, small-scale waterwise front and back yards display “Gardening Central Valley” style, three of which are California native plants: Cleveland sage...