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The UCCE Master Gardener of Orange County volunteer's donated 21,733 hours and made 90,576 face to face contacts in Orange County, California last year!

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Canna Alberich 20030824 014 Time To Cut Back Tropicals
Posted 2/28/2015 - February is the perfect time to cut back tropical plants in the garden if you live in mild climates. If there is still a threat of frost in your area it is better to wait a few weeks. Cannas, ginger, ferns and cane begonias are among the tropicals that...

backyard-veggies-004 Backyard Veggies
Posted 2/24/2015 - Whether you have a few containers or a large backyard, you can grow your own vegetables.  Find out how at Heritage Museum in Santa Ana onSaturday, February 28th at 10am.  There will be a quick review of soils and seeds, and then plenty of...

Consider-Planting-Gladiolas Consider Planting Gladiolas
Posted 2/22/2015 - Gladiolas were once a staple in every cutting flower garden, but have waned in popularity over the past decades. However they are easy to grow, multiply and return year after year, are fairly pest and disease free and if used creatively can make a...

Clivia miniata Sydney msi3 Need a Stunning Shade Plant?
Posted 2/16/2015 - Are you looking for a dramatic plant that is easy to care for, grows in the shade and blooms in the winter months when there is little else going on in the garden? Consider a clivia plant! Now is the time to pick them out in the nursery to be sure you...

Artichoke-perennial-vegetables Consider Planting Perennial Vegetables
Posted 2/9/2015 - If you are one of those gardeners that are always wishing they had planted vegetables, but are usually a few months late getting around to it, you might consider planting perennial vegetables that you only need to plant once and they give you crops year...

DormantMexicanBushSageSalvialeucantha Winter Pruning
Posted 2/2/2015 - This is the time to cut back all those shrubby perennials that have been blooming all fall and winter such as Mexican sage, salvias and penstemon. There should be a significant amount of basal growth at their bases to allow the tall, rangy stems to be...

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Plants appropriate for Southern California

There are plants specially suited to Southern California climates. Some are California natives that have been shown to do well in home gardens...

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