HOrT COCO: UC Master Gardener Program-Contra Costa-Blog

  • Problems with Oaks

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County HD Client's Request:  I have a very large live oak in my front yard. In recent years I...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Parking Strip
    Parking Strip "Redo" (i.e., Hell Strip "Redo")

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Help Desk Request:  Hello, I would be grateful for some advice. The west-facing parking...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Grape1
    Grapes in Distress

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyHelp Desk Request:  I'm delighted you're available to help diagnose garden problems! Below...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Wisteria Mosaic vine Virus
    Wisteria Vein Mosaic Virus

    Wisteria Vein Mosaic VirusAdvice from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyClient's Question:  This spring I planted 4 wisteria vines around our pergola and...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Persimmon (w/black spots)
    Persimmon Tree Problems

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County MGCC Help Desk Request:  What's going on with my persimmon tree? I worked a bunch of...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Glyphosate (e.g., "Roundup") Use in Contra Costa Gardens

    Help for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Help Desk Request:  I've just moved into my first house, and I would like to grow a...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Powdery Mildew on Rose
    Rose Disease: Powdery Mildew

    Client Request:  Could you help us with identifying the problem with our rose bushes. I used Bayer all in One Rose & Flower Care this Spring but it didn't do much good. What should we do?...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Snap Peas
    Snap Peas "snapping"?

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyRequest:  I planted two types of snap peas this year - Sugar Snap and Sugar Anne. I...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Little Carpenter Bee
    Carpenter Bees

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Gardener's Request  I've discovered that carpenter bees are nesting in holes they've...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener
  • Milkweed Bug
    Good Bug for Milkweed

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Good Bug for Milkwood   Client Gardener from Mid-County:  Hello Master...


    By Steve I Morse
    Author - Contra Costa County Master Gardener