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  • Go Native!

    Added September 17, 2016
    Sticky monkeyflower bloom. Photo: © Carol Nickbarg

    The global economy means that plant lovers now have access to a vast variety of plant species. However, there are several reasons a gardener may want to stick with the plants that are native to his or her own neighborhood. Drought-tolerance As...

  • Successful Fall Vegetable Gardening

    Added September 5, 2016
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    This article was originally posted in August 2013 but the information is very appropriate for us right now. Thanks, Paul! An increasing number of you are starting a cool season, or fall and winter garden this year. This is fantastic news, as those who...


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  • How Many Tagged Migrating Monarchs Have You Seen?

    Added September 28, 2016
    Roosting or overwintering monarchs in the Berkeley Aquatic Park on Nov. 30,2015. No tagged monarchs are visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's rare to see a tagged monarch, either when it's migrating to its overwintering site or when it's clustered high in a tree, sheltered from the elements. When we drove to Santa Cruz on Dec. 27, 2014 to an overwintering site,  we saw a monarch...

  • UC IPM Offers Workshop for Retail Nurseries

    Added September 28, 2016
    Workshop participant looks at citrus leaves.

    UC IPM is offering a one-day, hands-on, train-the-trainer workshop  designed especially for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, owners, and affiliates. This workshop will help you and your employees gain new skills to better serve...

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