Need advice about gardening, landscaping, pest management and more? The Master Gardeners of Napa County are here to help. This is a collection of their most recent columns.

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Gardening is a great way to grow food, connect with nature and stay physically active for adults and children. Kids, however, don’t have the same abilities and attention span as adults, so here are tips to keep in mind if you’re gardening with young people or designing a garden for them.

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"We all need to keep learning, discovering new perspectives and combining the best ideas and practices from the rich tapestry of cultures in our country," writes Napa County Master Gardener Susanne Von Rosenberg as she explores the connection between Black history and American gardening. 

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One of the more common questions asked at the Master Gardener help desk is, “Why is my fruit tree not yielding any fruit?” How you prune your tree can often provide answers.  

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What comes to mind when you think of poppies? They have been used to commemorate heroes, brighten landscapes, attract pollinators, provide medicine and to flavor foods.

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The sunflower faces east at dawn and greets the sun, then slowly turns west as the sun moves across the sky, a trait known as heliotropism. During the night the flower slowly turns back east to repeat the cycle.

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Even if you are busy harvesting and giving away zucchini, picking tomatoes for salads and sauces and preserving summer’s sweet fruits for winter treats, it is time to take a break and plan next year’s garden.

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 Weeds can provide some benefits, so learning about the different weeds can help you decide whether you just might let certain ones grow for a while. Over time, you may make friends with certain weeds and make them part of the cycle of your garden.

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