Welcome to UC Master Gardeners of Nevada County
Nevada County gardens vary widely. Elevations range from 1,000 to 4,000 feet. Soil types are red clay, serpentine, sandy loam, forest loam or something in-between. Generally acidic, soils may lack necessary nutrients and organic matter. Some gardens are below the snowline, while others are often covered with snow and may have frozen soil for an extended time. We know that “One size does not fit all.” Gardening in Nevada County is unlike gardening elsewhere and it is not the same throughout the county. Master Gardeners are here to provide home gardeners in Nevada County with science-based information, whatever their gardening conditions.
Western Nevada County Gardening Guide
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News from Our Demonstration Garden
Come visit the Demonstration Garden at 1036 W. Main, Grass Valley, on the NID grounds.
Spring is a glorious time in our garden and yours! We need to look every few days to appreciate the unfolding events as dormancy ends. Daffodil bulbs that were planted late last fall put on a dramatic show in March when many of the yellow-trumpeted flowers opened at the same time, outlining pathways and the street side of the garden. As the white evergreen clematis blossoms faded, purple wisteria took center stage in the Cottage Garden for April. Wisteria featured as a small tree in the raised bed area was also covered with fragrant blossoms .By mid-April, the large fremontodendron shrub at the entrance of the garden opened its golden blooms. So much beauty is our reward for volunteering in the garden, reminding us why we spend so many hours on our knees pulling weeds. What will be blooming the next time you visit the garden?
Calendar of Events
|Landscape Design for the Sierra Foothills||6/1/2013|
|California Native Grasses in the Meadow- the Pasture- and the Landscape||6/8/2013|
Save These Dates
Spring Plant Sale — May 11, 2013
Fall Plant Sale — October 12, 2013
Tomato Tasting and Open House — September 7, 2013