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Master Gardener Spotlight: Come Take a Garden Walk with Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) Richards

UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardener Betty Richards volunteering at the Asistencia in Redlands.

I recently enjoyed taking a “virtual garden walk” with UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardener Betty Richards (class of 2016) while chatting on a Zoom call with her. I came away from our meeting with the distinct impression that...

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

California Poppies by Cathi Bibeau

California Poppies, photos by Cathi Bibeau

I am a third-generation California-born gal. I've grown different plants, but I could never grow California poppies. My state flower, my favorite flower - I tried and tried and always got zippo, nada, nyet, nuttin'. So I gave it up. Two years ago I went...

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:50 AM
  • Author: Catherine Bibeau
Focus Area Tags: Yard & Garden

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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