A Very Happy HOrT COCO New Year!
Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the
UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County
It's been an interesting year here at MGCC's HOrT COCO blog. As the editor, I'm grateful for all the great work the MGCC's Help Desk volunteers do to provide the material for the blog's posts. I'm also happy that you, the readers, find our blog of interest.
Our most important statistic on your finding and opening the blog is called “Direct Hits”. Direct Hits are anonymous kept and are noted if/when you find the blog post and open it vs. just finding it in a list of hits when you are searching for something of gardening interest, e.g. a Google search list. Using Direct Hits as a measure, HOrT COCO was found and opened almost 100,000 times during CY 2017. Considering that the blog only has a subscription base of 192 (x 52blog posts/year about 10,000 base), MGCC thanks you for considering the blog as a part of your gardening interest and resource… a primary goal of Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County. You can subscribe by clicking here.
You might find interesting what the top 10 HOrT COCO blogs for CY 2017 and their Direct Hits were:
1 Those Finicky Ficus!!! @3304
2 Redbud Leaf Spots @2879
3 Considering Using a Drought and Foot Traffic Tolerant Grass? @2093
4 Squirrels Eating Your Shrub's or Tree's Bark? @2062
5 About Those Bumps on Your Cherry Tree Leaves @2032
6 It's Good to Be King: Watering Hierarchy @1733
7 Thanksgiving Herbs @1661
8 "Black Moldy Stuff" on Plant Leaves @1542
9 Garden Fountain Attracting Raccoons? @1522
10 Hedges and Screening for Privacy @1499
Total Direct Hits Jan 1 - Dec 27 2017 @98,527
Your HOrT COCO comments and suggestions are always welcome. You can comment on any of the blogs as they are posted (see below) as well as direct your emails with comments, questions, and suggestions on the blog to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, we THANK YOU for your interest… and we intend to hopefully keep and increase your interest by posting interesting and timely HOrT COCO blogs that will help you be better Contra Costa County gardeners.
Happy New Years to a great 2018 gardening year… and maybe some rain?... almost afraid to make that in bold letters, but almost no rain in December it is somewhat ominous heading into 2018… HOrT COCO drought blog posts anyone?
Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County (SIM)
Note: The UC Master Gardeners Program of Contra Costa's Help Desk is available year-round to answer your gardening questions. Except for a few holidays, we're open every week, Monday through Thursday for walk-ins from 9:00 am to Noon at 75 Santa Barbara Road, 2d Floor, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, although we will be moving sometime soon. We can also be reached via telephone: (925)646-6586, email: email@example.com, or on the web at http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/Ask_Us/ MGCC Blogs can be found at http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/HortCoCo/ You can also subscribe to the Blog (http://ucanr.edu/blogs/CCMGBlog/)