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Monterey Bay Master Gardener Blog

  • Succulents in a Garden of Grasses

    Added June 19, 2016
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    Observations at Succulent Gardens Nursery Three months into the yearlong internship I did at Succulent Gardens in Castroville and I was mesmerized. Succulent Extravaganza is an annual event for this nursery, and in 2014 a dozen or so sample gardens were...

  • Earwig-o Again!

    Added May 25, 2016
    Earwigs on yarrow flowers.

    I don't know about you, but this year earwigs seem to be everywhere. They are literally taking over my garden and home! They have never really bothered me before because I know that they can play a beneficial role, but they're out in full force...

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  • It's Bugged! And You Won't Want to Miss It!

    Added July 28, 2016
    Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's bugged. Yes, bugged. And you won't want to miss it. If you head over to the 69th annual Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, between now and Sunday, July 31, you'll see lots of bees, butterflies, lady beetles, dragonflies,...

  • Proof of Life

    Added July 27, 2016
    A monarch caterpillar summits a milkweed, Asciepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Sometimes caregivers, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors, take photos of babies to show "proof of life." They post them for the parents to see, admire and confirm. It's delightful to see images of your offspring while you're on...

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