Ask A Master Gardener

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County are individuals that are trained and certified through the University of California Cooperative Extension program to provide residents with practical and sound university research based gardening advice.

Master Gardeners volunteer their time at various venues throughout Orange County by giving lectures and demonstrations. Master Gardeners also maintain a successful hotline for garden related questions.

The Master Gardeners have become very important to us and they will be presenting several programs starting in April with monthly lectures on a variety of subjects.

The lectures will start at 10:00 a.m.  What a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

The Ask a Master Gardener schedule for 2018 is as follows:

Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 am
Learn how to grow and care for succulents. Bring an 8-10 inch pot to make a succulent garden of your very own to take home.
Linden Tree Home School Students will be providing succulents for a small donation. Donations will help build their new Butterfly Garden here at Shipley, so please come out and show your support.

Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 am
California Natives
Learn about growing California Native plants at home and take a tour of Shipley Nature Center.

Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00 am
Learn about garden tools, including the specific use and care. Bring your garden tools to clean and sharpen.

Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 am
Learn about soil, compost, mulch, fertilizer and amendments.

Saturday, August 25th at 10:00 am
Learn how to grow yummy vegetables all year long.

Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 am
Vertical Gardens
Learn how to make a vertical garden and which plants do best.