I have said this before: October in the Northstate garden is a sigh of relief. A deep cleansing breath. Summer’s heat has mostly subsided, fall rains are returning, but the garden is not yet done. Its colors are deepening and mellow; October to me is about this seasonal artistry and seasonal surprise.
I was surprised recently to witness an artful little rattlesnake loosely coiled and sunning itself on a rock in my garden; I was surprised when out cutting some asters for the house to see the curious face of a praying mantis watching me closely.
On a recent visit to the Gateway Science Museum to see their new exhibits on Math in Nature and the Life of Trees, I was happily surprised to see an entire wall of Northern California conifer specimens on display from the Chico State Herbarium. This display – showing off elegant needles and interesting cones brings our regions plants to bear on our everyday education. It also brings to life the purpose of an herbarium: how specimens are taken, preserved and accessible and useful for us all.
In the Edible Farm and Garden Report the overwhelming themes are that October is a month for planting and planning as well as artistry and surprise:
Denise Kelly, owner of The Plant Barn Nursery & Gifts in Chico, writes that “October is the month I finally give up on my tomatoes…but I always try to eke out more harvest with the age old trick of wrapping the green tomatoes in newspaper and setting them in a cool spot on my porch. If I do it before the nights get too cold, I get a few that ripen up nicely…always nice for some of those heirlooms that took their sweet time ripening…it’s also the month I start seed collecting.”
October is, according to Denise, great for collecting decorating props…”my tomatillos sometimes have plenty of babies that never matured past marble size. The papery husks and strong stalks look like hops vines…wonderful dried…and speaking of dried…I like to harvest chiles that I overplanted…I hang entire branches filled with peppers…nice to look at and add to chili later!!! “
Both Denise and Pam Geisel, Statewide coordinator of the Master Gardener program, find that mid- to late- October begins pomegranate harvest. Denise starts harvesting after she sees the first split but as close to or into November as possible…”the flavor is just better. Once they start to split, watch for rain and get them off the tree before, as the moisture gets in and causes rot.”
Pam continues: “If you haven’t planted your cool season crops, then begin to prep your beds for next springs planting. Now is a great time to add compost, dig in leaves, plant a cover crop or add amendments such as gypsum (to help decrease sodium issues) or sulfur (to decrease soil pH) if required. Some great cover crops to plant include field peas, winter ryegass, vetch or a fall green manure mix that contains a combination of all of the above.’
“Now is the time to begin olive harvest for green ripe olive curing. Olive harvest will continue through the month into November depending upon the weather. Avoid harvest after a frost has occurred.’
“It still isn’t too late to plant garlic, and onions.’
“Plan for your home orchard whether it is one tree, three trees or ten trees. It is a good idea to consider varieties that have different ripening periods to spread your fruit harvest over the year as much as possible. Bareroot fruit trees will begin to arrive in nurseries in early December through the winter. Consider ordering now so you get the varieties you want.’
Laurel and Wayne Kessler of Shambani Organics in Shingletown add that this is one of their busiest times of year in the garden – – preparing beds for transplanting kale, broccoli, onions, garlic, lettuces, etc.
– weeding carrots and beets,
– adding clean-up from the summer garden and manure to winter compost piles
– processing seeds that we are saving for next spring (tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers) (Already saved kale and lettuce seeds.)
– processing tomatoes (drying, canning sauces & salsa, juice, ketchup)
– drying fruit and zucchini chips (sprinkled lightly with salt and paprika first)
October in the Gardening Event calendar is just as busy – full of great gardening events across the North State. If you are interested in our regional events, be sure to check the On-line Calendar of Regional Gardening Events at jewellgarden.com regularly – events are added almost everyday. I do my very best to keep the calendar up to date and accurate, please confirm all events with the event host’s contact information. If you are aware of a mistake on my calendar, please send me corrected info: Jennifer@jewellgarden.com! Thanks.
October 1 & 2 – Chico: Geffray’s Gardens – Cacti and Succulents. Open Garden-Fall Plant Sale 9:00 to 4:00 both days. Thousands of Succulents on sale at 20 to 50% off. We also have some Black Bamboos, Japanese Maples, Hardy Palms, and miscellaneous plants on sale. Hardy Cacti can be bought bare root from the growing beds, or in different size containers. We have hardy succulents (Sedum, Sempervivum ) in pots and bare root. We also offer an assortment of clay and ceramic containers as well as our own cactus mix. We are located at 741 Carper’s Court. From Esplanade take East Avenue toward Hwy 32. Turn right on Alamo Ave, cross Henshaw Ave, go another150 yards, and find Carper’s on your right. There will be signs in the adjacent streets. For further information, please call Claude at 345 2849.
October 2 – Sacramento: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center/Sacramento County Master Gardeners EVERY DROP COUNTS: EFFECTIVE WATERING workshop 9 am – 12 noon. Re-think your irrigation system. Reduce your lawn size: consider turfgrass alternatives. Plan before you plant fruit trees. Create gardener’s gold: composting and worm composting. Fair Oaks Park, Fair Oaks, Ca. More info call: 916-875-6913. Or: http://groups.ucanr.org/sactomg/Fair_Oaks_Horticulture_Center/Workshop_Schedule.htm
October 2 – Chico: Mt Lassen Chapter Cal Native Plant Society – Field Trip: Maidu Medicine Walk 9 am – 12 noon. Meet at the Horseshoe Lake parking Area E in Upper Bidwell Park. Wear Hiking shoes and bring water. About 30 of the plants that the local Maidu Indians used for medicine, food, and crafts will be shown and discussed. Leader: Wes Demspey: 530-342-2293
October 2 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Charlie Rabbit and Friends 9:30 AM. An interactive program in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain) for children, their siblings, parents and grandparents. Free with Park or Garden admission. Meet at West Garden Entrance. Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Parking lot and entrance are on the left. More info: 530-242-3178 or www.turtlebay.org/nursery
October 2 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Annual Fall PLANT SALE Member PreSale 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Public Sale 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In Nursery at Garden Entrance: Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Parking lot and entrance are on the left. More info: 530-242-3178 or www.turtlebay.org/nursery
October 2 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum: Guided Tour: Great Container Gardens 11 a.m., Arboretum Terrace Garden, Davis Commons, 1st and D Streets, Davis. Planting in containers is a great way to create a garden in a small space and enliven a deck or patio. Learn about container gardening during a free public tour. The tour leader will discuss planting in multiple layers and grouping a variety of containers of different types and sizes to create depth and density. The tour will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Arboretum Terrace Garden, next to Borders Books and Music at the Davis Commons retail center, on First Street in Davis. Free parking is available behind the center. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
October 5 – Dunsmuir: Dunsmuir Garden Club Meeting 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Shuttle at Wooden and Butterfly streets in Dunsmuir (map) The meeting is at a home with limited parking, for more info call: 530- 235-9912
October 6 – Chico: Mt Lassen Chapter Cal Native Plant Society, Regular Member Meeting 7:30 pm Butte County Library. Regular member Meeting and Program featuring John Whittlesey, owner of Canyon Creek Nursery & Design specializing in the design and installation of water wise gardens and greywater systems, will be speaking on our native plant gardens as habitat. Public welcome! More information contact President Janna Lathrop: email@example.com
October 6 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum: Science Café: Chumash Traditional Medicinal Uses of California Plants with Dr. James D. Adams, USC School of Pharmacy, and Cecilia Garcia, Chumash healer 5:15–6:15 p.m., Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis (Rain location 146 Environmental Horticulture) The UC Davis Arboretum invites the community to a special presentation by Cecilia Garcia and Dr. James D. Adams, co-authors of Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West: Cultural and Scientific Basis for Their Use. Cecilia Garcia was taught by her grand parents to be a Chumash medicine woman and practices traditional Chumash healing. James D. Adams is Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Together they have published numerous scholarly articles and teach a course in Chumash healing to Pharmacy students at USC. They will present an informal talk and chat with audience members about their work. Light refreshments will be served. The free event will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 5:15–6:15 p.m., at the Wyatt Deck, located on Old Davis Road next to the Arboretum redwood grove. (The backup location in case of rain is room 146 Environmental Horticulture.) Parking is available for $6 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and A Street. The event is co-sponsored by Prof. Jared Shaw, UC Davis Department of Chemistry. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
October 9 & 10 – Butte County: Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend 2010 10am – 5pm. Butte County countryside (map) Welcome to the fifth annual Sierra Oro Passport Weekend 2010! Your Passport grants you access to a grand adventure of wine tasting and farm-fresh food sampling as you tour through the beautiful Butte County countryside! Enjoy the hospitality of the area’s finest specialty farms and wineries as well as other favorite restaurants, shops and lodging along the way. All farms will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on October 9th-10th. Participating farms and venues will have special offerings exclusively for Passport Weekend. A full-size Farm Trail map will accompany your passport. In addition you will find a regional map on the back cover of the passport and a detailed map for each stop on each page. Proceeds from the Sierra Oro Passport Weekend benefit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association to further develop agri-tourism in Butte County. For more information about the Sierra Oro Farm Trail email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (530) 891-5556.
October 9 – Redding: Mt. Shasta Chapter of the Cal Native Plant Society Field Trip, Whiskeytown NRA 9am – 4pmMill Creek Trail in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (map) This will be a moderately difficult 6-mile roundtrip hike at about the 1500-foot elevation, with approximately fifteen creek crossings that require agility. Bring hiking footwear, lunch, and plenty of water. Meet in Redding at 9 AM at the south City Hall parking lot (Parkview Avenue side), 777 Cypress Avenue. Call David Ledger at 355-9442 for details.
October 9 – Mills Orchard: Home Olive Curing with UC Olive Expert Bill Krueger 9:00 a.m. to 12:00; cost is $30.00 and includes olive tasting, snacks, and Home Olive Processing Manual. To register go to: http://ceglenn.ucdavis.edu/OrchardCrops_MainPage/Home_Olive_Curing_Workshop.htm Or call (530) 865-1107. The class will be held at 7782 County Road 16; Mills Orchard, CA (located between Hamilton City and Orland, CA off of Highway 32). Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tab=wl
October 9 – Durham: The Worm Farm – Build Your Own Worm Bin Workshop 10 am – 1 pm; $50. Information provided at The Worm Farm workshops include, construction of your worm bin, instruction on proper drainage and ventilation techniques, covering the bin, identifying the best location, prevention of pests and parasites, and selecting the best bedding for your worm bin. Other knowledge you will obtain is the anatomy, regeneration, longevity, and feeding of your worms. The Worm Farm, 9033 Esquon Road, Durham, CA 9593. Price includes materials & 1 pound of special composting worms by The Worm Farm. More Info: www.thewormfarm.net/workshops-build_bin.html or call: 530-894-1276
October 9 – Redding: Shasta Rose Society – ANNUAL ROSE SHOW – Public Welcome! Caldwell Park Recreation Center. More Info: http://www.shastarosesociety.org
October 9 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum: Guided Tour: Plant Sale Preview 2 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Beginning and experienced gardeners can learn about the best plants for our garden climate and see examples of great plant combinations during a special tour of the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Saturday, October 9. The tour will feature plants that will be available at the Arboretum Plant Sale on October 16, including many California native plants and the Arboretum All-Stars, plants selected by the UC Davis Arboretum’s horticultural staff for their beauty, reliability, heat and drought tolerance, and value in attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. The free tour will take place at 2 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, across from the School of Veterinary Medicine on the UC Davis campus. Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 55 across from the nursery. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
October 10 – Chico: Mt Lassen Chapter Cal Native Plant Society – Field Trip: Lassen National Park 8:30 am meet at Chico Park & Ride. Big Springs, Yellow Creek and Humbug Valley will be our destinations. Bring lunch, water, sun/insect protection and money for ride sharing. Call for an alternate meeting place. Leaders: Wes Demspey: 530-342-2293; Gerry Ingco: 530-893-5123
October 10 – Redding: Community Teaching Garden: Overwintering and Cover Cropping Workshop 10 a.m. to noon Presenters: Wayne Kessler and Jim Collins. Fee: $15. Workshop will cover preparing your garden for the winter season, preparing biennials and cool season vegetables (brassicas, chards, etc.) for overwintering and soil building for spring crops, manuring and cover cropping, season etension and cold protection strategies. Community Teaching Garden, Shasta College Main Campus For registration information, call 530-225-4835
October 11 – Paradise: Paradise Garden Club monthly meeting 1:00 pm at Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise.
October 13 – Magalia: Magalia Beautification Society Regular Member Meeting 1:00 pm POA Racine Center at Wycliff Way and Racine Circle in Magalia; 12:30 for lunch, 1:00-3:00 for business. For more information: http://magaliagardeners.webs.com/
October 14 – Redding: Master Gardener General Meeting Lecture 6:30pm – 7:30pm Shasta College Health Sciences and University Center, Room 8220 (map) Master Gardener business followed by a presentation. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
October 16 – Dairyville: 13th Annual Dairyville Orchard Festival! 10 am – 4 pm Lassen View School in Los Molinos. In an effort to promote local agricultural products, provide an arena for artists and crafters, raise money with the primary purpose of providing educational scholarships to local students, and supplying an activity for the meeting and greeting of neighbors and friends, the Dairyville Community Club, Inc. hosts the Dairyville Orchard Festival each year on the third Saturday of October. For more information: http://dairyvillefestival.org/
October 16 – Redding: 4th Annual Plant Exchange 9 AM – 12 Noon, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC located at 2850 Foothill Blvd., (near Manzanita School) – off Eureka Way at Almond Ave. Bring Plants – take plants – talk garden and have fun at the 4th Annual Plant Exchange and Book Sale. More info: email Jim Carr: email@example.com
October 16 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum: Plant Sale: Fall is for Planting – Public sale: 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden, or home, or would like to, will want to attend the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Saturday, October 16. The sale will feature hundreds of varieties of great plants for Central Valley gardens, including Arboretum All-Stars (the Arboretum experts’ top recommended plants), a great selection of native plants, and fabulous houseplants and exotics from the Botanical Conservatory. The public sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, across from the School of Veterinary Medicine on the UC Davis campus. Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 55 across from the nursery. Anyone may join or renew at the gate for a 10% member discount. New members get a free plant. For more information, directions, and a plant list, visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752-4880.
October 17 – Chico: Mt Lassen Chapter Cal Native Plant Society – Field Trip: High Lakes Springs and Meadows 8:30 am meet at Chico Park & Ride. We will drive past Butte Meadows and Lake Philbrook nearly to Lotts Lake and then hike the High Lakes area to the headwaters of Chips Creek at Poison Springs – about 4.5 miles. Should see lots of monkeyflower and Stephanomeria. Bring lunch, water, sun/insect protection and money for ride sharing. Call for an alternate meeting place. Leaders: Wes Demspey: 530-342-2293; Gerry Ingco: 530-893-5123
October 17 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum: Guided Tour: Birds That Winter in the Arboretum 11:00 a.m., Arboretum Headquarters, LaRue Road, UC Davis. Learn about bird-friendly gardening and what plants attract birds during a free public tour of the UC Davis Arboretum on Sunday, October 17. By mid-October, most of the fall migration is past and many of our winter birds have taken up residence. Enjoy a slide show highlighting birds you might see in winter in the Arboretum. Then, weather permitting, take a stroll with the docent to look for birds in the garden. The tour will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Arboretum Headquarters, on LaRue Road on the UC Davis campus. There is no charge for the tour, and free parking is available in Visitor Lot 47. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
October 19 – Northstate Public Radio/In a North State Garden: Special One-Hour call-in Program: Bringing Local Food and Gardens to Our Schools 10 – 11 am. Tune in to 91.7 fm in Chico or 88.9 fm in Redding for this program on one of the critical issues for our children, our schools and our future. Have a question or comment on the subject that you’d like to have us discuss on the program? Send me an email: Jennifer@Jewellgarden.com
October 20 – Chico: Chico Horticulture Society Regular Member Meeting 9:45 – Noon. Regular Member Meeting and Program. Chico Library 1108 Sherman Avenue in Chico. More info: email President Jon Bennet at: ChicoGardenClub@yahoo.com.
October 21 – Redding: Shasta Chapter of Cal Native Plant Society Regular Member Meeting 7pm – 9pm Shasta College Health Science & University Programs building, downtown Redding, 1400 Market Street, Community Room 8220 (Southwest corner of Market & Tehama Streets). Chapter Meeting. Join us for an evening with long-time Shasta CNPS member Wayne Steffes and his great photographs of the natural resources, unique features, and wildflowers of the north state! Wayne regularly hikes in Lassen National Park and on the many trails in the Redding/Red Bluff area, and has presented us with spectacular photographs in the past few years. Meet at our new time and location 7 PM at the Shasta College Health Science & University Programs building in downtown Redding, 1400 Market Street, Community Room 8220 (clock tower building at the north end of the Market Street Promenade; enter on south side of building).
October 22 – Chico: Chico State Campus Tree Tours with Wes Dempsey and Gerry Ingco 10 am – 11:45 am. Meet in front of Bidwell Mansion in Chico, on the Esplanade for this informative walks to see and hear about the marvelous old trees on the mansion grounds and adjacent university campus. Over 200 species of woody plants. Many of these trees date back to the original landscaping by Bidwell in the late 1800s. Parking is free. Leaders: Wes Demspey: 530-342-2293; Gerry Ingco: 530-893-5123
October 23 – Chico: Butte Rose Society – ANNUAL ROSE SHOW – Public Welcome! Newman Center – 346 Cherry Street Chico. at www.butte-rosesociety.org
October 23 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay Ornamental Grasses in the Garden 9 am – Noon. With their variety of form, size and texture, ornamental grasses have earned their place in the garden. Join Turtle Bay Horticulture Manager Lisa Endicott for this informative class covering grasses, rushes, sedges, and restios, followed by a short tour of the many species displayed in the Gardens and offered for sale in the Nursery.Members and Turtle Bay volunteers FREE, nonmembers $3 Meet at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office – 1135 Arboretum Drive next to Nursery Greenhouse (Take N. Market Street and turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Nursery on immediate left)
October 23 – Redding: Community Teaching Garden: Preserving and Storing your Garden Produce Workshop 10 a.m. to noon Presenter: Ron Epperson. Fee: $15. Workshop will cover effective and low-cost methods for preserving, drying, packaging, and freezing. Also learn effective long-term storage of vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains. Community Teaching Garden, Shasta College Main Campus For registration information, call 530-225-4835
October 24 – Redding: Shasta Chapter of Cal Native Plant Society Plant Propagation Session 10am – 12pm Shasta College greenhouses. Two-hour work session starting at 10 AM at the Shasta College greenhouses. The greenhouses are located at the back of Shasta College, near the livestock barns. Bring clippers or any other tools you might need. Please call Susan Libonati at 530/347-4654 for further information.
October 27 – Chico: Chico Horticulture Society Evening Gardeners 6:30 pm. Evening Gardeners Program. Chico Library 1108 Sherman Avenue in Chico. More info: email President Jon Bennet at: ChicoGardenClub@yahoo.com.
October 29 – Redding: Shasta Rose Society – Regular Member Meeting and Mini-Rose Show, Public Welcome! 7:00 p.m. City of Redding Corporation Yard On Viking Way. More Info: http://www.shastarosesociety.org
October 30 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay 9:30 am. A Walk with the Horticulture Manager, Lisa Endicott. Bring your notebooks and cameras for this participant-driven program. We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! There’s something new to see every month! Free with Park or Garden admission. Meet at West Garden Entrance. Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Parking lot and entrance are on the left. More info: 530-242-3178 or www.turtlebay.org/nursery
October 30 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum: Guided Tour: Fall in the Storer Garden 11 a.m., Gazebo, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Arboretum Central Valley gardeners can benefit from our mild climate to create gardens that are interesting and beautiful all year round. A free public tour of the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday, October 30 will focus on fall colors in the garden. Visitors will tour the popular Storer Garden to see garden plants that look good late into the growing season. The Ruth Risdon Storer Garden features uncommon garden plants chosen for their ability to thrive with little maintenance in the dry Central Valley climate. The tour will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus. There is no charge for the tour, and free parking is available along Garrod Drive and in Visitor Lot 55. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
October 30 – Redding: Shasta Chapter of Cal Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP Shasta Divide hike 9am – 3pm Shasta Divide, along a ridge separating Whiskeytown Lake and Old Shasta. Meet in Redding at 9 AM at the south City Hall parking lot (Parkview Avenue side), 777 Cypress Avenue. Call David Ledger at 355-9442 for details.
October 30 – Red Bluff: Red Bluff Garden Club MASQUERADE Luncheon and Design Program: 8:30 – 2 pm. Carlino’s Event Center Rolling Hills Casino. 8:30 am shopping at garden boutique; 10 a.m. programs: Unmasking the Secrets of Floral and Garden Design with Josifa Casey, International Floral Designer and Denise Kelly, Design Consultant and owner of the The Plant Barn Nursery & Gifts. Reserved Tickets $25, last day to purchase tickets is October 20th. PLated Luncheon of Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian-based meal. Tickets can be purchased by calling 530-529-2306 or 530-824-5661. Also at California Kitchen in Red Bluff and The Plant Barn in Chico. More info: www.redbluffgardenclub.com
October 31 – Happy Halloween!
October 31 – Chico: Mt Lassen Chapter Cal Native Plant Society – Field Trip: Upper Butte Creek Flume 8:30 am meet at Chico Park & Ride. Gentle two mile hike down to the falls and fish ladder. Bring lunch, water, sun/insect protection and money for ride sharing. Call for an alternate meeting place. Leaders: Wes Demspey: 530-342-2293; Gerry Ingco: 530-893-5123
October 31 – Chico: The Plant Barn – Plant Dividing and Seed Collection Workshop 2 pm. Led by Rebecca Yarrow – who MAY or may not be in Costume! Please call 530-345-3121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to RSVP.
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