8 Water-Wise Tips You Can Start Today
San Francisco Bay Area Cool Weather Gardening
“Citizen Scientists” at the Lake Merritt Trials Garden
Citrus Leafminer - Sometimes the Best Treatment is not to Treat at All
Your Food Garden in Drought Times
When facing a serious drought, we can be water-wise and successful in growing a food garden. Learn tips for water-wise success...
Growing Vegetables in a Small Space - 6 Tips You Can Use Today
The Artist’s Color Palette in the Garden
What Happened to my Peach Tree? Peach Leaf Curl - Ugly But Easy to Manage
Peach Leaf Curl with its highly curled, reddened leaves causes great concern with gardeners. Learn straightforward steps to control the disease. Read more...
Got Shade? Grow Tomatoes
If you have a shady or foggy yard, there are tomato varieties that will grow well! Read more...
Worms, Worms, Worms
Earthworms play a major role in our gardens, read more and explore valuable links, and kid-friendly video.
Outstanding Plants for Alameda County
Events & Garden Talks
|Soils - Live event at Alviso Adobe Community Park||9/18/2021|
|California Native Plants and Planting Demonstration at the Fall Festival- Pleasanton||9/25/2021|
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Your Alameda County Garden, Month-by-Month
Meet the Beneficials: Your Garden Pest's Natural Enemies
Learn more about garden pests, and how to control them safely
Twenty-One Top Garden Pests
Find information about safely and effectively controlling problems in your garden here, including the 21 Most (UN) Wanted Pests.