The summer’s most recent heat wave went on long enough that I became stir-crazy. The ensuing sense of restriction actually motivated me to get outside and do something. Pruning an overgrown hedge was the perfect task. Prior to this last round of stifling heat, I sort of enjoyed the cloud-formation look of this hedge billowing along one whole section of the garden, but one hot late afternoon, something in me snapped. On my way to feed the chickens, I awkwardly moved out of the hedge’s way making me realize I had lost well over half of my pathway, and that littler plants had long ago been grown right over. Despite heat and sweat and dust, I started clipping right then and there. Photo: View down the garden path reclaimed.
Two hours later, a pile of dark green biomass lay beside me and a newly reclaimed pathway lay in front of me. I leaned on my rake and gazed at the light playing with shadow patterns along the pathway and I caught my breath a little: this might be my favorite view in the whole garden, I thought to myself. But then I thought: Don’t say that too loudly, the rest of the garden will have hurt feelings – it would be like playing favorites with your children. And it’s not true anyway, my mind reasoned – this is simply your favorite view in the garden right now – in this moment of this season. Photo: a fallen leaf balancing between shadow and light in a water-garden/bird-bath.
Grimy and sweaty and happy with my work and my not-too-restrained hedge with its not-too-perfect lines, I noticed the bright red buttons of tiny red cone galls highlighted in the sun on a nearby valley oak leaf. Deep in the heat of summer, this struck me as one of Autumn’s early calling cards. Perhaps my path-tending was light-triggered early preparation for winter? No matter, summer is still with us and has a few remaining tasks – and a few pleasing views to share before it’s Autumn’s turn. Photo: Red Cone Galls laid by Red Cone Gall Wasps, Andricus kingi, on a Valley Oak, Quercus lobata.
There’s lots of work to do out in the garden this time of year. You need to keep watering but be careful not to over-water – with less daylight many plants need proportionally less water. Cut back spent flowers and keep weeding and mulching. As you work, look around your ornamentals and make lists of plants to add, transplant or edit out all together once the weather has cooled – and don’t forget your fall bulbs. In just a month or so you’ll be ready for tree, shrub and perennial planting in earnest.
In the edible garden, market-gardener and author of “Sacramento Feast,” Wolfgang Rougle advises that “as soon as it cools down here, which it seems about to do, direct seed beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, choy, lettuce, etc. and to start in cells (or buy as transplants) kale, cabbage, broccoli, etc. You can wait to sow cover crop, garlic and shallots until just before the first rain. Other than continual summer harvesting (still plenty of time to save seeds, even make crosses, etc.) it’s really just plant, plant, plant until early November!” Photo: Garlic drying at Turkeytail Farm in Yankee Hill.
Pam Geisel, Statewide Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program reminds us to: “Harvest and cure green ripe olives later in the month. You can salt cure, brine cure, lye cure and water cure olives. For complete instructions on safe pickling of olives and the details on all these methods, download our free 26 page publication at: http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8267.pdf
Fertilize your fall garden two times this month lightly (every other week) to promote good growth of the vegetable plants prior to flower formation. Most people plant their gardens and then don’t fertilize until it is almost too late in the season to gain much effect. You can use any material that contains nitrogen such as manures, composts, fish emulsion, blood meal, or synthetic fertilizers etc. The key is that the plants must have adequate nitrogen to increase the vigor and size of the plant prior to colder weather setting in and before the spring flower development.”
Plant garlic and onions anytime from now till November both Wolfgang and Pam recommend. Some of the best varieties for our climate zone, according to UC Davis, include: California Late White and California Early white http://vric.ucdavis.edu/pdf/garlic.pdf “California Late is particularly good because it stores well,” Pam says. She also eally likes the flavor and color of “Music”, which has large reddish tinged cloves.
The calendar of North State Gardening events is preparing us for things to come as well, with many garden clubs and societies coming back after their summer breaks – and many seasonal sales at regional nurseries. The On-line Calendar of North State Gardening Events at jewellgarden.com adds events throughout the month. I do my very best to keep the calendar up to date and accurate, please confirm all events with the event host. If you have an event you would like listed, or if you are aware of a mistake on the calendar, please send all pertinent information to: Jennifer@jewellgarden.com. Thanks! Photo: Three mushroom caps on the August lawn.
Sept 1 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Charlie Rabbit and His Friends 10:30 am. Join us the first Saturday of every month for an interactive program in the Gardens (or Greenhouse when it rains) for children, their siblings, parents and Grandparents. Join Charlie, our adorable jack rabbit puppet, in various gardening activities. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Presented by Dennis and Sherrill Bambauer. Free with park admission! Meet at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (1135 Arboretum Drive next to Nursery Greenhouse)
Photo: Cascade hops ready to harvest.
Sept 3 – Redding: Churn Creek Meadow Farm Family Farm Day 10 am – 3 pm. Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm 19662 Osceola Court Redding. Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm’s Family Farm Day is Sept. 3 at the farm off Knighton Road in Churn Creek Bottom. The event includes a brunch, farm tours and produce sales. The brunch menu features scrambled eggs with bell peppers; whole-grain pancakes with plum, strawberry and blackberry sauce; eggplant Parmesan; kale salad; veggie pizza; and other dishes made with farm-fresh items. Cost is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Brunch will be served at 11 a.m. A farm tour for those with brunch tickets begins at 10 a.m. Other farm tours begin at 1 p.m. The farm is at 19662 Osceola Court. For more information, visit www.ccmof.com or call 949-9508.
Sept 3 – Chico: Slow Food Shasta Cascade: Monthly Meeting in Chico For Information Please Contact: Chico area co-leader – Lori Weber Lweber@csuchico.eduRed Bluff and Redding area co-leader – Kathy Moore at 530-529-2729. http://www.slowfoodshastacascade.org/index.htm
Photo: Ripe sweet red peppers.
Sept 5 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Regular Monthly meeting and Program: Members are invited to present a 10 minute “Show and Tell” of memorable plant hikes. E-mail Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a spot. 7:30 pm Butte County Library, Chico. For more information: http://mountlassen.cnps.org/
Sept 8 – Chico: Friends of the Chico State Herbarium WORKSHOP – INTRODUCTION TO KEYING THE SUNFLOWERS (ASTERACEAE) by John Dittes 9 am – 5 pm For details and a registration form, please go to: www.csuchico.edu/biol/Herb/Events.html “John Dittes will lead this one day workshop during which participants key as a group and individually, using the “new” 2nd edition Jepson Manual. John provides fresh specimens, usually comprising 40-60 species from approximately 30 genera. Nearly all 15 recognized Sub-Family groups are represented. Emphasis will be placed on terminology, morphology, and taxonomic characters used to circumscribe Sub-Family groups, genera and select species. Specimens are collected from Butte, Tehama, Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra Counties. Beginners, as well as those more advanced wishing to brush up, are invited.” For more info or register: For more information about Friends of the Chico State Herbarium please go to: www.csuchico.edu/biol/Herb/Friends.html
Photo: The patterns of a summer sunflower – nature’s geometry and poetry both. Photo courtesy of John Whittlesey.
Sept 8 – Carmichael: Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society: “Bringing Nature Home” Transitioning to a Beautiful, Water-Wise Native Garden Workshop 9:00am to 4:00 pm. Effie Yeaw Nature Center 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, CA 95608 Cost: $35, CNPS members $25 For Information contact: Chris Lewis, Tel: 916 812-2876; Email: email@example.com. To make Reservations, contact Betsy Weiland Tel: (916) 488-3894; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. As most of us know, California’s water supply needs to be carefully managed to ensure that multiple demands for home use, agriculture, habitat, and recreation are met as best as possible. In addition, the City of Sacramento is transitioning to water meters and many homeowners and business owners will see their water rates go up. An elegant and natural solution to these changes is to replace water thirsty landscape plants and unused turf space with California native plants. Do you want a native garden, but are not sure where to start? The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is here to help with “Bringing Nature Home”, a day-long, native plant workshop. “Our workshop will educate and assist you in transitioning a water-thirsty landscape into a beautiful, water-wise garden that is uniquely Californian and filled with a diversity of habitats for wildlife and beneficial insects,” says Betsy Weiland, one of the workshop organizers. Just in time for the fall planting season, this workshop is taught by local experts who have years of water-wise landscape and native plant experience to share. They will take you from beginning your garden’s transition, to designing your garden, caring for your native plants, and inviting nature into your yard. You will be inspired by a show of native plants of the Sacramento region and guided walks with naturalists and biologists. An organic lunch is included in the workshop price. Workshop Line-up: Beginning your transition – How to Tear Out a Lawn & Area Prep by Dave Roberts, landscape designer and founder of Ecolandscape Design Principles – Simplify Your Life with Good Planning by Paul Weller, PLA, ISA, LEED® AP, senior landscape architect, arborist. Show of Native Plants of the Sacramento Region by Chris Lewis, founder and director of Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery LUNCH (organic, catered, casual) – Participants are invited on a 30 minute Walk with a Naturalist by Kelly Cohen biologist and Jennifer Hogan, biologist, CNPS Kids & Community Garden chair Care & Maintenance of Native Plants and Pruning Demonstration by Alison Shilling, professor (ret.), chapter and state CNPS board member Bringing Nature Home by Julie Serences, Xerces Society Partner in Pollinator Conservation, native plant coordinator for Sacramento Audubon Society The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of California native plants and their natural habitats and increasing understanding, appreciation, and the horticultural use of native plants. Photo: Mecaphesa crab spider blending in on a late-summer madia bloom.
Sept 8 – Chico: Cultivating Community North Valley Workshop: Seed Saving With Kalan Redwood of Redwood Organic Seeds 2 -4 pm. The Chico Grange Hall Seed Saving Garden 2775 Nord Ave., Chico. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up today at www.cultivatingcommunitynv.org or by calling Jonah at 588-0585 Non-qualifiers* are welcome to register and will be accommodated as space allows *Are You a Qualifier? Check website to see. Qualifying participants always attend Cultivating Community workshops for free, receive priority registration, & take home free food gardening and preservation supplies at some workshops.
Photo: Catalogue cover from Redwood Seeds.
Sept 8 – Chico: Chico Permaculture Guild Permablitz Gathering, Potluck and Surplus Swap 4 pm – 7 pm. 1926 Salem St. Chico, CA. We will further our discussion of developing local Permablitz activities and educational meetings. The overall idea is hold educational meetings ahead of the Permablitz to teach and discuss the permaculture principles which will be applied during the Permablitz hands-on learning day. Bring your project ideas and specific permaculture interests and we’ll get down to business working out who, where, and when to begin! For those of you looking to be hosts for a Permablitz please read the info below and follow the link for additional information (http://www.permablitz.net/resources/new-networks). We will be utilizing much of this websites’ info as a guide for our own Permablitz activities. Permablitz defined from Permablitz.net: “Blitz”, from the german for lightening, means a focused application of energy. A permablitz is when that energy is focused on installing part of a permaculture system. “Perma” is short for permaculture, which is a design system for sustainable living and land use. Please RSVP to Stephanie at email@example.com or 530-828-6390 if you will be attending (RSVP IN ADDITION to our joining the Facebook Event). https://www.facebook.com/events/265578633560096/
Sept 8 – Durham: Hodge’s Nursery & Shelly’s Gift Shop: Fall Fruit Tasting and Then Some 10 am – 2pm Fall Fruit tasting with local growers, Shave Ice, BBQ, gifts and more. 9681 Midway, Durham, California 95938
Sept 9 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP: Eagle Rocks and Humboldt Summit Meet at Chico Park and Ride west lot at 8:30 am with hiking gear, jacket, lunch, water, sun/insect protection and money for ride-sharing. Call Wes at 530-342-2293 for secondary meeting site. We’ll drive to Butte Meadows and then up the old Humboldt road built by John Bidwell in 1863 to the summit at 7500 feet. We’ll hike along the Pacific Crest Trail for 1-1/2 miles to scenic Eagle Rocks. The trail is almost level as it contours around the peak through subalpine red firs and western white pines, finally arriving at the open rim of the old Mt. Yana volcano. For more information: http://mountlassen.cnps.org/
Sept 9 – Davis:UC Davis Arboretum Oak Ink and Beetle Juice: Painting with Mother Nature Two sessions: 10 a.m.–noon or 1–3 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo. Ane Carla Rovetta, artist, illustrator, and biologist, will lead an engaging two-hour workshop where we’ll learn how to make oak ink and use a variety of plant pigments in painting. All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required for this workshop, and space is limited. To register, you can call 756-4100, email firstname.lastname@example.org, OR visit the Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street. Specify whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon session. You will be required to pick up a ticket for the workshop at the Davis Art Center. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center and the Center for Ecoliteracy.
Photo: Bright fresh oak gall.
Sept 9 – Corning: Slow Food Shasta Cascade: Field 2 Fork 2 Fig10 am to 2 pm Maywood Farms, 3650 Mt. Shasta Avenue, Corning, CA. Directions on www.brownpapertickets.com and follow the snail! Join Slow Food Shasta Cascade and Maywood Farms for farm tours, a fig-inspired brunch featuring dishes prepared by Farwood Bar & Grill, and a fig dish contest with local chefs. A no host bar featuring local beer and Dakaro Cellars wines. Please join us for any or all of the activities. Free Farm Tours. Starts at 9:30 Fig Dish Tasting and Contest. $5, available at door. Prepared by local chefs. Free for current Slow Food members who have pre-registered only – respond to this e mail. Sample products from local vendors. Brunch Tickets available on line at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/265440. $20 until Aug. 31, $30 Sept. 1- 6, and $35 at door. Brunch attendees will also take home some figs!
Sept 10 – Paradise: Paradise Garden Club Regular Monthly Meeting & Program 12:30 pm. Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise. Join us for Horticulture Display, Plant Sale, Benefit Drawing & Refreshments Program: Begins 1:00 PM. Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD General Membership Meeting following program. For more info: http://paradisegardenclub.org/calendar.html
Sept 15 – Davis:UC Davis Arboretum Guided Tour: Exploring Native Plants 10–11:30 a.m., Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Gardening with native plants saves water and energy, supports pollinators, and creates a sense of place. This event is FREE and all ages are welcome. Parking is free on weekends. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
Sept 16 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP: Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes, Lassen Volcanic National Park Meet at Chico Park and Ride west lot at 8:30 am with hiking gear, jacket, lunch, water, sun/insect protection, money for ride-sharing, and a Park Pass if you have one. Call Gerry at 530-893-5123 for alternate meeting site. We’ll drive 80 miles from Chico to the trailhead in Lassen Park at 7380 feet. The hike is an easy 3 mile round trip to Crumbaugh Lake in a little-traveled area excellent for birds, wildlfowers, and deer. We’ll pass Cold Boiling Lake where gas bubbles rise to the water’s surface. For more information: http://mountlassen.cnps.org/
Sept 19 – Chico: Cultivating Community North Valley Workshop: Cover Crops: Building Healthy Soil 6 – 8 pm. With Fred Thomas (Cerus Consulting) and Lee Altier (CSUC College of Agriculture and OVP faculty advisor) The Organic Vegetable Project at the Chico State University Farm 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane, Chico. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Sign up today at www.cultivatingcommunitynv.org or by calling Jonah at 588-0585 Non-qualifiers* are welcome to register and will be accommodated as space allows *Are You a Qualifier? Check website to see. Qualifying participants always attend Cultivating Community workshops for free, receive priority registration, & take home free food gardening and preservation supplies at some workshops.
Sept 20 – Chico: Chico Horticultural Society First Chapter meeting after summer break and Program: Four Simple Floral Designs from your Garden 9:30 am gather. Chico Horticultural Society’s first meeting for the new season will be Thursday September 20 at the Chico Library at First and Sherman Avenues. The meeting will begin at 9:30 with refreshments, the program will start at 10:00 and the business meeting will start at 11:00. We are hosting four very talented floral designers who will demonstrate how to use fall plant materials from your garden and make them into great arrangements to enjoy in your home. All four of these designers each have earned many blue ribbons at flower shows, and two of them are judges. The designs will be simple and appropriate to enter in our upcoming flower show. This program is just in time for the upcoming Flower Show at the Fall Home and Garden Show on October 27 and 28. So if you have been thinking about entering the flower show and want some encouragement and ideas this is the meeting you should attend. If you are not entering the flower show but just want to learn how to turn garden materials into beautiful arrangements for your home then you should come to this demonstration. The public is invited to attend our meetings and their is no admission fee. If you have questions call Ana at 892-1545.
Photo: So-called Naked lady late-summer bulb blooms make wonderful cut flowers. These were from the generous home garden of Wendy Brown in Chico.
Sept 20 – Red Bluff: Slow Food Shasta Cascade: Monthly Meeting in Red Bluff For Information Please Contact: Chico area co-leader – Lori Weber Lweber@csuchico.eduRed Bluff and Redding area co-leader – Kathy Moore at 530-529-2729. http://www.slowfoodshastacascade.org/index.htm
Sept 20 – Redding: Shasta Chapter California Native Plant Society First Chapter meeting after summer break and Program: California Native Gardening: a Month-by-Month Guide, By Dr. Helen Popper. 7 pm. Welcome back to the first meeting after the long summer! Join us for an evening with Dr. Helen Popper from the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS. Helen is an Associate Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University and has recently authored a book published by the University of California Press, entitled California Native Gardening: a Month-by-Month Guide. Dr. Popper’s beautifully illustrated book will be available at the meeting. Meet at 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). A Board meeting will be held before the regular meeting, at 5:30 PM at Angelo’s Pizza Parlour in the Foundry Square, 1774 California Street, Redding.
Sept 21 -30 – Redding: Wyntour Gardens Annual Fall Sale Once a year 40% off all nursery stock sale; last three days of the sale, glazed ceramic pots will be 30% off and all clearances pots will be 50% off. 8026 Airport Road – Redding, CA. 96002 – 530-365-2256 – Hours of Operation: Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more info: http://wyntourgardens.com/
Sept 22 – AUTUMNAL EQUINOX
Sept 22 – Fair Oaks: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center WORKSHOP 8:30 – 11:30 am. Learn herb pruning techniques and all about composting with worms. Irrigation tools: focusing on meters, controllers, low volume systems, and scheduling. Learn why mulching your garden is important. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard Fair Oaks, CA 95628 For more info: http://ucanr.org/sites/sacmg/Fair_Oaks_Horticulture_Center/
Sept 22 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: 6th Annual Fall Plant Sale9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fall is the best time to plant most hardy perennial plants & shrubs in our area. Our fall sale focuses on hardy perennial plants including California natives, grasses, many unusual flowering plants, Evergreen groundcovers and shrubs. Free gardening advice will be available throughout the day from Arboretum and Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers. Free admission to the Gardens all day. Member Presale 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and Public Sale 11 a.m. -3 p.m. 20% discount for the Public 30% for Turtle Bay Members.
Photo: Honeybee gathering pollen from Caryopteris. Pollinators are still hard at work, Rob Schlising, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences CSU, Chico, bee-researcher and home gardener suggests that when cutting back your flowering plants try not to cut everything back at once but leave at least some flowers the bees might still be collecting from.
Sept 22 – Davis:UC Davis Arboretum Guided Tour: Plant Sale Preview 10–11:30 a.m., Arboretum Teaching Nursery. Get a sneak peek at the plants that will be available at the fall plant sales, in a garden setting at their mature sizes. This event is FREE and all ages are welcome. Parking is free on weekends. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.
Sept 22 – Orland: Slow Food Shasta Cascade: 12 Tastes of 2012: Vodka and Local Food Tastes @ Farwood Bar & Grill 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Farwood Bar and Grill 12 Tastes of 2012 – Each Tasting will feature a different type of drink along with local foods to sample and purchase. 705 Fifth Street Orland, Ca. 865-9900 http://www.farwoodbarandgrill.com. For Information on Slow Food Shasta Cascade Please Contact: Chico area co-leader – Lori Weber Lweber@csuchico.eduRed Bluff and Redding area co-leader – Kathy Moore at 530-529-2729. http://www.slowfoodshastacascade.org/index.htm
Sept 24 – Colusa: Garden Club of Colusa County Regular Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church, 642 Webster St. in Colusa. We have a short social time with refreshments followed by a short business meeting and a program. For more Info: http://colusa-garden-club.webs.com/
Sept 29 – Chico: Butte Rose Society Regular Monthly Meeting & Program 7 pm. Chico Veterans Memorial Hall 554 Rio Lindo Avenue. Public Welcome! For more info: http://www.butte-rosesociety.org
Photo:With cooling temps and shorter days, roses are beginning to bloom again for their fall show. Look for regional fall rose shows from our rose societies in October.
Sept 23 – Redding: Shasta Chapter California Native Plant Society Plant Propagation Session 10 am – NOON. Shasta College greenhouses, near the livestock barns. Plant Propagation Session. Two-hour work session 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.
Sept 27 – 3 – Red Bluff: Tehama County Fair “Share the Magic” All the local fun and wonder of a traditional County Fair. For more info: http://tehamadistrictfair.com/fair.htm
Sept 29 – FULL MOON
Sept 29 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP: MAIDU MEDICINE WALKMeet at Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell Park (parking area E) at 9 am for a 1 mile walk to see about 30 of the plants used by the local Maidu Indians for medicine, food and crafts, including soaproot for cleasing, suds and catching fish; elderberry for food, flutes and clappers; gray pine for skin ointment, baskets and food. This walk is especially designed for teachers and youth groups. Leader Wes Dempsey 530-342-2293. For more information: http://mountlassen.cnps.org/
Sept 29 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Walk with Horticultural Manager Lisa Endicott 10:30 am. Bring your notebooks and camera! We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! 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.
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