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Some Tips on Winter Pollinators

pine white butterfly on milkweed by Cathleen Carter

Winter months are an important time in the garden. The shorter days bring a regeneration period for plants and the pollinators that will also emerge in spring. As we tend winter gardens or wait for the spring thaw, there are things we can do now to...

Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden

Seed-Sharing Time in the San Bernardino Mountains

Wild Sunflowers on Highway 18 near Skyforest, California    photo by Michele Martinez

Seeds are ripe when they shake in the pod, are easily removed from the plant, and/or are turning dark in color. -- from Seed Collection Guidelines for California Native Plant Species, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, by Michael Wall, Seed...

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

Getting to Know Our Native Bees

digger bee on manzanita flower

Encouraging healthy bee populations has long been part of the Master Gardener mission. In our study of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), we learn that chemical pesticides can do harm to entire food chains, from plants to insects, and other wildlife....

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 8:48 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden
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