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Tis the Season – The Sequel
I have to laugh. I started this post off with Tis the Season – nope, not Christmas, the season for gardening Roseville-style. Then realized I had pretty much totally done that a couple years ago! I guess I still have Christmas in my brain even though it was a month ago. Of course, part of that could be the grandkids’ still begging for one of their fave videos – Boz Christmas. 🙂
But you must admit, it’s definitely the season to start daydreaming about your spring, summer and fall garden plans. Hey – here in Roseville gardening is easily done in winter too. I’m really looking forward to my Camellias blooming any second!
Speaking of which, if you like camellias you might want to check out the Camellia Society of Sacramento right “next door” to us in Roseville. Their next show is coming up March 7 & 8, 2020 at the Elks Lodge – 6446 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95831. 🙂 Check out these lovelies:
Whether you stick to simply enjoying the bushes you already have, want to add more roses or camellias, or maybe you even plan to develop a great veggie garden from scratch – NOW is the time to start planning.
Gardening – Roseville Classes
Guess what! Our City of Roseville Utility Exploration Center has some great classes to help with that! Here are the ones that are currently still open. But if they look interesting, scoot over to their site NOW as they are filling fast! You definitely don’t want to wait on these til the day of!
- Fruit Tree Care – Wednesday, February 12 (Pssst, can’t wait – Placer County Master Gardeners has a great resource on fruit trees and more, as does Farmer Fred 😉 )
- Taming of the Shrub (They do recommend that you take Pruning with Purpose workshop first though) – Saturday, February 29
- Planning before Planting – Saturday, March 21
- Your Tree/Your Place – Tuesday, March 24
- Garden Faire presented by Master Gardeners of Placer County and co-sponsored by City of Roseville Utilities – Saturday, April 4 • 9 am – 3 pm • FREE • Maidu Community Center, 1501 Maidu Drive. Featuring hands-on demonstrations, talks by experts, garden art and plants for sale, irrigation advice, crafts for kids and grandkids, food trucks, door prizes and much more! For information, visit or call (530) 889-7388.
Gardening – Roseville Calendar
Green Acres is my favorite gardening resource in Roseville California. They also have stores in other cities in our greater Sacramento area, including Rocklin, Sacramento, Folsom, and Elk Grove.
They have a gardening vlog (video/blog) in addition to their regular blog! Very interesting. Here’s one on houseplants – if you have kids, grandkids, and dogs, you definitely want to listen. Did you already know that the Dieffenbachia Hybrid – Reflector Dumb Cane is toxic to pets? And after a bit of research, I discovered it is also toxic to kids and grandkids – so, NO Dieffenbachia for my house. I want those cute little grandkids to stay safe when visiting. 🙂
Guess what I just discovered at their site! A calendar that you can download from their site each month with Gardening tips, chores and events in Roseville and the Sacramento area! Very cool. February 1 they will be hosting their monthly Garden Talk with the February Checklist. This will be at 10am at all their locations!
Garden Talk: February Checklist
Join our discussion about prepping your veggie garden and starting veggies from seed, fertilizing spring bloomers, rose care and more. Our garden gurus are here to answer questions and provide guidance.
Gardening – Roseville Roses
A favorite old story of mine is that when we were exploring moving to Northern California due to a job change, I spotted the name Roseville on the map. I LOVE roses! So I wondered if Roseville’s name meant that gardening roses would be easier than other cities? Then I thought – Naaaa, they probably don’t even have many roses there. Happily, my first thought proved true. There are TONS of them all around! In fact, our entire greater Sacramento Valley area is GREAT for roses! And that includes Roseville gardening! 🙂
For those who are new to the Roseville area – or just new to roses, one of my favorite resources continues to be Farmer Fred. He has a terrific list of 100 great roses for growing in California, along with other words of advice including from another excellent resource – rosarian Baldo Villegas.
Another handy resource – the Sacramento Rose Society’s calendar for rose care through each month of the year! For January they have a list of five things to do, including “Prune all roses, except those that bloom once a year, through mid February. Those roses that only bloom once a year should be pruned after they bloom. However they can be pruned lightly to remove dead, injured, diseased, or crossing canes.” Happily, mine are already all pruned. 🙂
Gardening – Roseville Tomatoes
My senior mom enjoyed several years of bumper tomato crops in our garden in Roseville. She is no longer able to pursue that love, but several of our friends keep us posted on how it’s going. I heard last year that the regular tomatoes didn’t do so hot for them, but the cherry tomatoes did pretty well. How about yours?
The UC Master Gardeners of Placer County has a ton of interesting resources including Vegetables (including tomatoes), Gardening Year Round – in Roseville and the surrounding Placer County area, an updated Placer County Vegetable Planting Guide (updated 1/17), and so much more!
Your Fave Gardening Things to Do in Roseville?
What is your favorite gardening things to do in Roseville? We’d love to hear. Just leave a comment below. And HAPPY GARDENING!
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P.PS. Click here —>>> Gardening Roseville And Sacramento Area Resources at RosevilleCaliforniaJoys by Kaye Swain Roseville Real Estate Agent for a free pdf of this blog post. 🙂