Master Gardeners of Yolo County June events

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By Denise Cottrell, Master Gardener of Yolo County
Special to the Express

Summertime gardening is here, and the Master Gardeners of Yolo County are available to provide University of California research-based information and assistance to home gardeners through free publications, classes, plant sales, and more. Listed below are events scheduled for the month of June.

Action in the Garden: The June Kitchen Garden Chat will be held at the Leake Room at the Woodland Library (250 First St., Woodland) and via Zoom (https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/98028723763) on Saturday, June 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. This month’s talk will answer your question, “Is it too late to plant vegetables?” and provide the latest information on squirrel control.

Everything Citrus will be held via Zoom on June 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. Presented by Greg Douhan, Area Citrus Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, Tulare County. The talk will cover basic citrus care including variety selection, planting, irrigation and treatment for nutrient deficiency and disease. To receive a link contact either Joan Tuss (Joan.Tuss@yolocounty.org) or Jennifer Baumbach (jmbaumbach@ucanr.edu). You will be put on a list to receive notification of this workshop and future Zoom workshops in this series which are held every second and fourth Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m.

Air Layering is a simple and straightforward method of propagating perennial plants that is dependable and does not require special tools or training. Jim Schulte, Adjunct Professor of Agriculture and University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources and Yolo Master Gardener will give a presentation on this technique on June 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom ( https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/94720575269).

The Master Gardeners of Yolo County and Yolo County Library have two events scheduled for June at the Winters Community Library Teaching Garden (708 Railroad Ave.) These events are the last of a series offered as part of a grant provided by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and PBS Nature.

The first event, on Saturday June 18 at 11 a.m., is suitable for the whole family. Everyone will enjoy Fairytale Town Presents: Pollinators and Decomposers. Discover the world of pollinators and decomposers with live bees and bugs.

Pollinators and Their Plants for all Seasons, the last of this series of events, will be presented at the Winters Library Learning Garden on June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. This is an opportunity to visit the garden to view and learn about plants that attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more. A short, guided talk discussing pollinators and plants will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Bring your questions, as Master Gardeners of Yolo County will be available to answer your gardening queries.

Use the start of summer to dig into learning more about gardening with the Yolo County Master Gardeners Learn more about the UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo Co. at http://yolomg.ucanr.edu/. For further information about events or for information about a specific garden issue please call or email the Master Gardener hotline at 530 666-8736 or mgyolo@ucdavis.edu and leave a message, someone will get back to you.

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