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Feb 2,3,4 2024

"Caring for California Plants"

Peyton Ellas

Saturday  2/4      11AM

Seminar Area/South Hall

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Read Peyton's monthly gardening column in the Visalia Times Delta, the Porterville Recorder or on the Tulare & Kings Master Gardeners website.

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February in the Garden

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Is it spring yet? Many days in February feel like spring. Early wildflowers have appeared. Some trees are starting to leaf out already. But we still might get frost, fog, rain, snow and even hail. It’s a transition month which means change which means expect variety, in the weather and in our gardens. Enjoy watching […]

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Autumn is in full gear this month. This is a great time to plant almost any tree, shrub, perennial, ground cover, wildflower seeds and the last of spring-flowering bulbs. Days are shorter and storms may affect our ability to work outdoors, but November is still a great month for outdoor work. PLANTING:  In the cool […]

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We’ve had a taste of autumn already in September this year, but October is really when sweater season starts. We can still have many warm, or even hot, days, these are balanced by the shorter days and cooler nights. If you are paying attention, you will notice more irrigation water runoff and puddling. You may […]

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