Now’s a Hot Time for Flower Drying

By Carolyn Carpino UCCE Master Gardener  I have to confess I became a gardener for the flowers. I appreciate foliage and structure and all that, but it’s the magic of the flowers that pull me [...]

Gardening in the Summer Heat

By Anne Skinner UCCE Master Gardener  I’m getting tired of the summer heat. Imagine how it feels if you are a shrub or tree and are literally rooted in place. Our recent winter with low rainfall [...]

Garden Tips for June

By Thea Fiskin UCCE Master Gardener  The beginning of June is your last chance to plant heat-tolerant plants before the heat really sets in for the summer. Maintain container plants, and harvest [...]

Gardening Guru: Celebrate Gardening

By Susan Schieferle UCCE Master Gardener  On May 5, the UC Master Gardeners of Tulare-Kings counties are having a celebration in the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden in Visalia. We are [...]

Coreopsis: Tickseed or Pot of Gold?

By Penye Cushing U.C.C.E. Master Gardener With a nickname like Pot of Gold, don’t you want some? Their bright shiny faces bloom from spring through summer–long after most perennials have [...]

Gardening Guru: Why Do We Prune Roses?

By Anne Skinner UCCE Master Gardener The basics of rose pruning are science based.  Once learned, these basics require a fair amount of time and labor.  Additionally, a certain degree of artistry [...]