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Looking for gardening advice?  Have a pest problem?  Wondering which plants are drought resistant?  You’ve come to the right place!  Follow the menus to helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.
 

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  • Wildfire Prevention and Readiness

    Added October 15, 2017

    In light of all the terrible news about wildfires this week, I would like to share some websites which can help you make your home and surroundings as safe as possible. What you can do for you UCANR has a Homeowner's Fire Mitigation Guide that includes...

  • Pest Profiles: Fungus Gnats

    Added October 1, 2017
    Fungus gnat on a sticky trap. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark.

    Fungus gnats have started making an appearance in my home. Not huge numbers, but enough to be noticeable. Fungus gnats are small flies that lay eggs in moist organic material such as potting soil or compost. They look sort of like mosquitoes and are...

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  • Autumn's Majesty: Tithonia

    Added October 18, 2017
    A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, lands on a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    If there's any flower that should be crowned "Autumn's Majesty," that would be the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia), aka "Torch."A member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), it carries "the torch of life" throughout spring, summer and autumn,...

  • Why This UC Davis Course Is Sweet

    Added October 17, 2017
    Home is where the bees are. A beekeeper at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    "The bee hive is the ultimate home sweet home," Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center,  told the crowd at the Western Apicultural Society's 40th annual conference, held in early September at UC Davis. She's right. Just...

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