Tis the season! Nope, not Christmas! Gardening! A total fave of my senior mom who has spent delightful decades planting veggies like tomatoes and bell peppers. I, of course, love roses of all kinds as well as gardenias, hydrangeas, and other easy-care flowers – the emphasis being EASY CARE! 🙂
ROSEVILLE GARDENING JOYS
And isn’t it GRAND! Here in Roseville CA we can actually garden all year long! But spring really gets the creative gardening juices flowing, doesn’t it? On NextDoor and Facebook, I’m starting to see questions about what to plant and how to fertilize. I thought I’d share some of my favorite resources in our area to help if you’re one that is itching to dig in the dirt!
UC MASTER GARDENERS OF PLACER COUNTY
My top fave resource, which is sold out for 2017, is the UC Master Gardeners of Placer County Calendar and Gardening Guide. I start checking Green Acres Nursery for my copy, along with the gifts of it I buy, around October each year. It has daily tips for what to do in the garden along with interesting articles, plant suggestions, and more! You can also find tons of great tips and garden guides at their website, on Facebook, and in their free quarterly email newsletter. They host several public events all year including many in Roseville. You can find their calendar of events by clicking here.
Another fun resource is Farmer Fred. Fred Hoffman has a weekly radio show on Sunday mornings on KFBK and on KSTE. If you are busy on Sunday mornings, you can also find the shows via podcasts. You’ll find the links for all of these along with tons of great garden tips and info at his website – FarmerFred.com.
The photo above gives you an idea of just SOME of what you’ll find at FarmerFred.com. I check the site every year for roses info and ideas. And anytime I have a garden question, it’s one of the first places I start at. I especially appreciate his Monthly Garden Chores for the Central Valley, Foothills & Bay Area and the Sacramento Planting Guide, that shows what to plant when. And I’m going to check out the tomato taste test trials later tonight with my senior mom!
I was tickled to discover a new-to-me site – California Native Plant Society – just type in your address (I used Mahany Park’s 😉 ). It popped up 309 plants that would work well in our garden. I didn’t see any vegetables. But I did like the category VERY EASY which included California grapes. 🙂
GREEN ACRES NURSERY
My other primary go-to source for all things gardening is our local nursery, Green Acres. They have an interesting blog, a busy Facebook page, and so many cool things at their location on Harding/Galleria (I’m never sure where one ends and the other starts. 🙂 ) I enjoy all my visits there but have to admit, the harvest trips, Christmas visits, and early spring stops are all my fave. Oh pshaw, all my trips there are my fave. They always have interesting new plants, very cool seasonal displays, and the cutest home and garden decor inside! 🙂
They even have videos and I’ve added some to my Garden Joys playlist for you to enjoy, along with some by Farmer Fred and other local garden experts.
Here’s an overview of their Roseville store
So! How about you? Got any gardening plans? We’d love to hear about them – here or at Facebook – RosevilleCaliforniaJoys. 🙂