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UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay Blog
Added May 22, 2017
Springtime means my favorite flower, the simple but abundant and beautiful Eschscholzia californica or California poppy is in full, glorious bloom. Belonging to the papaveraceae family, this flowering plant is native to the US and Mexico and can be found...
Added May 9, 2017
Deadheading is the practice of removing spent blooms from your annuals and perennials. Flowers should be removed as soon as they fade, before forming seeds. There are a number of good reasons to deadhead: Deadheading may prolong the bloom time of...
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Added May 29, 2017
Two icons, the American flag and the monarch butterfly, are flying high today. The American flag, or "Old Glory," symbolizes our democracy. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies that declared--and won--independence from Great Britain. The 50 stars in...
Added May 26, 2017
What a delight to see. We strolled through milkweed patches in the UC Davis Arboretum Thursday noon and saw them. Monarchs! The monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are returning from their coastal California overwintering sites. And we're getting...
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