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TOMORROW IS #GivingTuesday! (Full E-mail)

Sorry for the duplicate email, the first one was missing info about our second project)

TOMORROW IS GIVING TUESDAY!
We have 2 ways you can give and support our program. All donations are tax-deductible.

Your gift to the San Joaquin UC Master Gardener Program has the chance to be DOUBLED thanks to generous donors who have committed a match to the first $15,000 raised for UC ANR. Join us at midnight and be the first to give — or visit us anytime tomorrow.

The San Joaquin County Master Gardener Program has a direct link to our county program funding that will help support our free public workshops and other educational outreach activities that we do. Make sure to select San Joaquin County in the drop down box. Click here to donate to our county program. 

We are also raising funds for the Stockton Emergency Food Bank Garden. This is a matching grant that will support the Stockton Emergency Food Bank Garden that our volunteers manage, plant and harvest. The food is either used for the nutrition staff at the Food Bank when they give workshops or given out to those that utilize the Emergency Food Bank. Our minimum goal is $600 (we are hoping to get more!) The Stockton Emergency Food Bank does not have its own budget, we rely solely on donations to have this beautiful teaching garden.
Fall Master Gardener Newsletter

Fall is here even though the weather may feel otherwise during these warm afternoons. In case you missed it, we are sharing our newsletter with you again. Its full of great gardening advice and seasonal tips. We hope you enjoy it!

In this issue of Garden Notes:

Senior Gardeners           
Fall Garden Chores
Community Connections: Lodi Trees
Pests and Plants of the Season
Preserving Herbs
Growing Knowledge
How to Use the Master Gardener Help Desk
From the Garden        
Demo Garden             
Horticultural Terms  
The Help Desk: Deadheading
Taste of the Season               
Coming Events   

 

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Fall Open Garden Day September 28th

Our Fall Open Garden Day is this coming Saturday from 9 am to noon! The weather will be perfect to join us in the garden and get your gardening questions answered.This event is only offered in the spring and fall, so don't miss out!

We are offering free tool sharpening again this year until 11:30. Bring those hand pruners down for a quick tune up before you put them away for the winter! (Limit 3 tools) Master Gardeners will be busy at work in all the garden sections, you may even score some plants that are being removed from our garden to plant in your garden! There will be info booths on pest management, composting, vegetables and fruit trees, gardening for beneficial insects and more. We will have our favorite UC gardening publications for sale at a special discount just for Open Garden Day attendees.

We will have coffee and refreshments, so come down and take a stroll through the garden.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 209-953-6100. The San Joaquin Learning Landscape is located at 2101 E. Earhart Ave, Stockton, 95206.

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July-September newsletter

We are sharing our summer newsletter again because some of our readers did not get the email when we sent it out. We hope you enjoy it!

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A new edition of Garden Notes is now available. We hope that you find the information timely and useful.

Inside this issue you will find:

Food Waste                       

Summer Garden Chores

Community Connections: In Season Market and Nursery

Pests and Plants of the Season

Herb Study - So Much Thyme                        

Growing Knowledge - Wicked Bugs

From the Garden - Preserving Summer Flowers          

Demo Garden              

The Help Desk: Lawn Irrigation

Taste of the Season               

Coming Events           

Horticultural Terms  

 

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April-June newsletter

Happy Spring! The newest edition of our Master Gardener newsletter is now available and we hope you enjoy it!

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January-March 2019

Happy New Year! We’re all settling in after the frantic activity of the holidays for a quiet winter. January is a good planning time of year. Assessing what you have for seed starting supplies, potting soil and seed varieties is always a fun way to start the excitement for the spring ahead.

Our newsletter is full of helpful and timely gardening information that we hope you enjoy and find useful. In this issue you will find:

Small Gardens & Small Spaces

Winter Garden Chores

Community Connections: The Timberwolf Garden

Pests and Plants of the Season

Senior Gardening

Beneficials: Tachinid Flies

Growing Knowledge: Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish

From the Garden 9

Demo Garden Update         

Horticultural Terms: Roses

The Help Desk: Pruning Roses

Taste of the Season              

Coming Events       

SHARPS Collection Program

 

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October-December 2018

Happy Fall! We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather! Sit down with a warm cup of something tasty and enjoy this issue of our quarterly Master Gardener newsletter full of timely tips and useful garden information.

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Master Gardener Training Application Deadline Extended!

Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to get involved in your community?

The San Joaquin and Stanislaus UC Master Gardener Programs are now accepting applications for our 2019 training. The training will take place in Stockton (for both programs) and volunteer hours will take place in the county that you live in (San Joaquin or Stanislaus) We are excited to help Stanislaus County Master Gardeners get their new program up and running!

Please share the attached flyer  (click on the link that says donwload newsletter) with friends, family and co-workers that might be interested in participating in our training. The application deadline has been extended to October 8th so don't miss out! For more info, visit our website by clicking here or give us a call at 209-953-6112.

Stanislaus residents can apply online by clicking here.

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April-June 2018

We hope you enjoy this issue of Garden Notes!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Irrigation  Optimization

Garden Chores            

Community Connections: Insight Garden Program

Pests and Plants of the Season

Front Yard Vegetable Gardening

Beneficials: Syrphid Fly

Growing Knowledge 8

From the Garden

Demo Garden              

Gardening Tips for    
Seniors

The Help Desk: Carpenter Bees

Taste of the Season             

Coming Events           

 

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July-September Master Gardener Newsletter

It's time for the newest issue of What's Growing On, and its full of some great summer gardening tips as well as info about our next Master Gardener Training (and the Master Food Preserver Training too!)  

Go out and get your morning garden chores done and then pour yourself a cold drink and click on the link to download this issue of our Master Gardener newsletter.

Have a great weekend!

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January-March 2018

Happy New Year! January is a good time of year for planning. This edition of Garden Notes is full of helpful gardening tips and articles. We hope you find it inspiring and educational! Stay tuned for our Smart Gardening Workshop registration announcement, this event is set for March 3, 2018.

We hope you have a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

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October - December 2017

Happy Fall! This chilly morning reminded me that fall is officially here. Its a great time to make a warm cup of tea and download this issue of our Master Gardener Newsletter. We hope you find the information inside timely and inspirational.

Make sure you mark your calendar for our Fall Open Garden Day on October 14. You can find more info on this on page 18 of our newsletter. If you have any questions about any of the articles in this issue, please call the Master Gardener office at 209-953-6112.

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July-September Master Gardener Newsletter

The summer edition of our Master Gardener newsletter is ready to download!! We hope you will find it full of great gardening tips and timely advice.

Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions and are in the office Monday-Thursday from 9am-noon. They can be reached at 209-953-6100

Happy Gardening!

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April-June Master Gardener Garden Notes

Sorry for the duplicate email! We fixed a missing photo issue we had in an article. 

The weekend is here and our quarterly newsletter is ready for your viewing pleasure! Don't wait to open it, our calendar of events has a few things that are going on tomorrow! Don't miss the announcement ad about the HHW collection event in Lodi on Saturday, April 1. 

In this issue you will also find the new Master Food Preserver Newsletter in the back of the newsletter. You can sign up on their website to receive future editions. Lastly we want to make sure you see the info about our Spring Open Garden day on April 22 from 9am - noon. We have lots of great things planned including a tomato plant sale and free hand pruner sharpening.

Inside this issue you will find:

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores            
Community Connections: Boggs Tract Farm - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Pests and Plants
of the Season
Fundamental Facts About Fertilizers
Growing Knowledge - 
Weedless Gardening
Beneficials -
Earthworms
From the Garden -
Hypertufa
Learning Landscape & Horticultural Terms                  
The Help Desk  - Citrus Leafminer
Taste of the Season             
Coming Events          
Master Food Preserver Newsletter             

 

 

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2017 January-March

Happy New Year!  We have put together a timely newsletter you can enjoy while you sip a warm cup of coffee and listen to the much needed rain outside.

In this issue you will find information on seasonal garden chores, garden tool maintenance, pests and plants of the seasons, garden journals, a great book review and some tasty recipes. We also share some fun herb crafts as well as info on grafting and garden beneficials. 

We hope you enjoy this issue of Garden Notes. Happy Gardening!

 

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2016 October-December

Happy Fall! We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather! Sit down with a warm cup of something tasty and enjoy this issue of our quarterly Master Gardener newsletter full of timely tips and useful garden information.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores              
From the Garden- Potpourri of Fanciful Fall Projects
Pests and Plants - Broadleaf mistletoe, Scales, Catchweed Bedstraw
Mosquito-borne Diseases
Beneficials - Damselflies
Growing Knowledge - Grown-The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America     
Community - Connections:School Gardens
Horticultural Terms -Rhizomes, tubers, bulbs, and corms.
Taste of the Season            
Coming Events          
2017 MG Training    
Open Garden Day    
Sharps Disposal Info

      

 

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2016 July-September

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores 
Gifts from the Garden - Savvy, Sassy, Succulents  
Pests and Plants  - Raccoons and Opossums Creeping Woodsorrel, Leaf Spot, Bush Anemone, Russian Sage, Silver Carpet  
Epiphyte Plants    
Beneficial Insects - Ladybird Beetles 
Growing Knowledge - Herb Society of America Conference           
Community Connections -Teaching Gardens 
The Help Desk - Growing Blueberries 
Horticultural Terms - Drip Irrigation  
In the Demo Garden   
Taste of the Season                  
Coming Events           
2017 MG Training      

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2016 April-June

We hope you enjoy the latest issue of Garden Notes. Happy Gardening!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores               

Horticultural Therapy

Pests and Plants         

    Chilli Thrips, Australan Willow, Cape Mallow, & Penstemon

 From the Garden - Wedding Favors              

 Beneficial Insects - Ichneumon Wasps

Growing Knowledge

Gardening for Seniors      

Community Connections: Master Gardeners Assist Emergency Food Bank with Teaching Garden9

Know Your Microclimates 

The Help Desk - Asian Citrus Psyllid

Horticultural Terms

Taste of the Season           

Coming Events

 

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2016 Jan-Mar

What a perfect day to curl up with your favorite cup of something hot, get nice and cozy and dive into our newest issue of Garden Notes. We hope you enjoy this issue and find it full of timely gardening tips and info. 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Maximizing Water Resources                                  

Adaptive Gardening    

Garden Chores                

Pests and Plants of the Season                

From the Garden - Giving Dead Trees New Life

Beneficial Insects - Braconid Wasps

Growing Knowledge - Seed Catalogs

Community Connections - The Lodi Wine Region

The Help Desk - Neonicotinoids

Horticultural Terms

Taste of the Season            

Coming Events

 

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2015 October-December

We hope you are enjoying this cooler weather and this issue of Garden Notes.

 

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2015 July-September

Trying to find something to do to beat the heat? Our master gardener newsletter is jammed packed with helpful tips and articles. Grab a cold beverage, sit down and relax with the newest issue of Garden Notes. Happy Gardening!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores                

Urban Drool                                                       

Pests and Plants -Bark Beetle, Bamboo, & Fairy Wing. Succulents: Echeveria, Sedum & Crassula

From the Garden: Cutting Gardens for Water Conserving Landscapes    

Beneficial Insects - Pirate Bugs

Growing Knowledge - Children’s Books 

The Garden Gate -Farmers’ Markets

The Help Desk - Soil Solarization

Horticultural Terms—Being Green

Taste of the Season - Summer All Stars           

Coming Events

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2015 April-June

Spring is a busy time for our Master Gardeners and myself (the program coordinator) so our newsletter is getting out a little later than normal but it is filled with great gardening articles, seasonal tips and other information that we hope you fine useful.

Happy Gardening!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • Garden Chores                 
  • What is an Heirloom? 
  • Pests and Plants              
    • Manroot, Black Vine Weevil & Sooty Mold, Canterbury Bells, Popcorn Viburnum, California Buckeye.
  • Safe Food Preservation                                                    
  • Beneficial Insects -Dragonflies                         
  • Growing Knowledge   
  • CA Bees & Bloom
  • Yard for the Birds?
  • The Garden Gate -Jerry Roek Memorial Garden
  • Internet Explorations for Young Gardeners
  • The Help Desk - Lemon Fruit Drop
  • Horticultural Terms—Pollination 
  • Taste of the Season - Lemon Recipes16             
  • Coming Events  
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2015 Jan-Mar PDF 1/12/15
2014 Oct-Dec

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores               

From the Garden            

Preserving Herbs                                        

Pests - Disease Triangle, Poke weed, & White Grubs     

Plants of the Season - Winter Jasmine, Cyclamen & Liquidambar

Horticultural Terms - Soil

Growing Knowledge - Hellstrip Gardening

Stockton Beautiful 

Beneficial Insects - Solider Beetle

The Garden Gate - Local Pumpkin Patches

The Help Desk

Composting

Taste of the Season            

Coming Events

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2014 July-September

Here is the latest version of "Garden Notes." We hope you find it full of useful information.

Inside this issue:

Garden Chores                 

Garden Gifts                       

Changeable Arrangement                                            

Pests and Plants                   

Plants of the Season      

No-Mow Lawns for the California Landscape  

Growing Knowledge

Sunset Celebration Weekend

50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

Horticultural Terms

Gardening with Design in Mind

The Garden Gate-Delta Water Supply Treatment Plant 

The Help Desk

Recipes from the Garden Tour           

Coming Events  

2014 Weekend Workshops

 

 

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Spring Garden Tour this Sunday, May 18, 2014 PDF 5/12/14
2014 April-June

Happy Spring (hard to believe with the warm weather that its only spring!)

Here is the latest version of "Garden Notes." We hope you find it full of useful information.

Inside this issue:

Garden Chores                2
Gifts from the Garden      3
Pests and Plants              4

Downy Mildew, Willow Herb, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug & Flannel Bush, Manzanita, Silver Bush Lupine

Growing Knowledge         6
Roots Demystified…Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive

Syrphid Fly                      7
Water Conservation Makeover 8
Drought Terms                11
Pest Detection Program    12
CSA’s                              13
Recipes                           14            
Coming Events                15
Garden Tour Info             18
2014 Weekend Workshops20

 

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2014 January-March

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores               
Lockhart Seeds               
Pests and Plants-amping Off, Citrus Leafminer, Creeping Bentgrass, Golden Chain Tree, Lenten Rose, Nandina
Growing Knowledge    
Taste, Memory, Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors and Why They Matter
Native Bees
Building a Home for Native Bees
Local Garden Clubs
The Help Desk
Protecting Stormwater
Recipes
Coming Events
2014 Weekend Workshops

 

 

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2013 October-December

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores               

Fall Pests                           

Pests and Plants            

Peach Leaf Curl, Pantry Pests, Filaree
Rockrose, Aster, Valley Oak

 Growing Knowledge                           
“Eating on the Wild Side”
“What a Plant Knows”                                                  

 Succulent What???

 Lacewings    

 Hummus vs. Humus

 Local Garden Clubs 12             

 The Help Desk - Spring Bulbs

 Recipes 

 Coming Events

 2014 Workshop Schedule

 Eating on the Wild Side Links

Master Food Preserver Holiday Workshop

 

 

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2013 July - September

Trying to find something to do to beat the heat? Our master gardener newsletter is jammed packed with helpful tips and articles. Grab a glass of ice tea, sit down and relax with the newest issue of Garden Notes.

Inside this issue you will find:

  • Garden Chores               
  • Sunset Celebration Weekend                                          
  • Pests and Plants: Tomato Curly Top, Eucalyptus Lerp Psyllid, Puncture Vine, Jacaranda Tree, Sedum & Snowmound Spirea
  • Growing Knowledge   - “Founding Gardeners”
  •  Genus & Species NEW 
  •  Bird Aviary                        
  •  Mosquito Management for Water Features 
  •  Yellowjacket Traps & Internet Resources  
  •  Cool Season Vegetable Garden
  •  Local Garden Clubs              
  •  The Help Desk  - Grafted Tomatoes
  •  Recipes 
  • 10 Key Points About Heat Stress
  • Green Gardener Training
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2013 April-June

Hi All

Here is the correct version of the Garden Notes newsletter. Sorry about the last one, it was not the correct (or finished) version. 

Enjoy your weekend!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

 

Garden Chores         

Eco-Farm Conference                                       

Pests and Plants:Fireblight, wooly aphid, field bindweed,  strawberry trees, lilies & olive shrubs.

Growing Knowledg3:“Gathering-Memoir of a Seed Saver” & “Garden Home”        

 Internet Resources  

Tough, Trendy,  Terrific Hypertufa

 Local Garden Clubs                   

 The Help Desk

Sweet Potato vs. Yam

 Recipes: Asparagus Torta & Stuffed Artichokes

Coming Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 January - March

Happy New Year. We have another packed edition of our newsletter from the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. We hope you enjoy reading it!

Inside you will find:

Garden Chores, Firewood and Pests, Pests and Plants, Growing Knowledge:       Garden Home, Recommended Fruit Trees SJ County, Internet Resources, Ted & Chris Robb Garden, The Help Desk:Pruning Frost Damaged Plants, Recipes: Roasted Vegetables, Carmel Apple Dip, & Minestrone soup, Coming Events & 2013 Workshops 

 

 

 

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2012 October- December

Happy Fall! We hope you enjoy this issue of Garden Notes

Garden Chores
Sheet Mulching
Pests and Plants       

  • Spider Mites
  • Redwood Needle
  • Browning
  • Catchweed
  • Bedstraw
  • Castor Bean
  • Winter Daphne
  • Japanese Maple

 Growing Knowledge
Internet Resources
Protecting Frost Sensitive Plants
Mondavi Giving Garden
The Help Desk

  • Capturing Water

Recipes

  • Fall Salad
  • Squash Soup

Coming Events 14

 

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2012 July - September

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Pet Friendly Gardening 

 Garden Chores         

 Pests and Plants       

     Citrus Whitefly

     Powdery Mildew

     Privet

     Star Flower

     Deer Grass

     Australian Willow

 Growing Knowledge                 

     Gaias Garden

     Garden Journal

 Internet Resources

 Happy Houseplants

 Emergency Food Bank

 The Help Desk

     Weeds in Lawn

 Recipes

      Peach Cupcakes

      Berry Galletes

 Coming Events

 Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine Over     

 

 

 

 

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2012 April-June

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores          2

Pests and Plants        4

     Grubs
     Rose Black Spot
     CA Bur Clover
     Coral Bells
     Hydrangea
     Hornbeam

 Growing Knowledge                  6
      Compost

 Internet Resources 7

 Geranium vs. Pelargonium 8

 Herbs at your Fingertips 9

 Staking Tomatoes 10

 PUENTES 11

 The Help Desk 12
     USDA Map

 Recipes 13
     Cherries

 Coming Events 14

 

 

 

 

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2012 Jan-Mar

 Happy New Year! Here is the latest issue of Garden Notes from the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. Enjoy!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores 2

Internet Resources for young gardeners 3

Snails, Wood Decay & Mallow 4

Pansys, Lilac & Acacia 5

Growing

Knowledge 6

Demo Garden 7

The Help Desk

Coming Events 9

Eating Local 10

Holiday Plants 11

Planting Bare Root Roses 13

Recipes—Lemons 15

2012 Workshop Schedule 18 & 19

Pruning Hybrid Teas 8

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2011 Oct-Dec

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores          2

Internet Resources for young gardeners       3

Oriental Fruit Fly      4
Peach Leaf Curl
Sowthistle

Cyclamen                  5
Winter Jasmine
Liquidambar

Growing Knowledge              6

Planting Trees 7

Recipes 9

The Help Desk 10

Coming Events 11

Holiday Decor 12

Living Christmas
Tree 14

Free Prescription
Drug Recycling 18

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2011 April - June

The April-June issue of Garden Notes is now available.

NEW! The newsletter now contains internal links so you can follow reading an article just by clicking on the blue link at the bottom of the article. The table of contents is now active to jump to an article that may be of greater interest to you. Also look for the “return home” link on the even numbered pages to return back to this home page.

We hope these changes help make reading our informative newsletter a little bit easier. Remember if anything is underlined in blue you can click on that word to learn more about that topic.

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2011 July - September

The Summer 2011 issue of Garden Notes, the Master Gardener newsletter is now available.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Garden Chores   pg. 2

Internet Resources for young gardeners pg.  3

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Dallisgrass   pg. 4

Snapdragon, Monkeyflower, Crape Myrtle  pg. 5

Growing  Knowledge   pg.  6 & 7

Recipes   pg. 9

The Help Desk   pg. 10

Coming Events   pg. 11

Food Preservation   pg. 12

Sustainable Landscape Conference  pg. 14

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2011 Jan-Mar Newsletter

Happy New Year!
The 2011 issue of the Master Gardener newsletter is now available on-line. Inside you will find helpful garden chores, information about organic soil amendments, plants and pests of the quarter and lots of other great gardening articles.

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2010 October - December

The October - December 2010 issue of the San Joaquin County Master Gardener newsletter is now available.

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2010 July-September

The current issue of the San Joaquin Master Gardener newsletter "Garden Notes"  is now available.

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2010 April-June PDF 6/21/10
2010 January - March PDF 6/21/10