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Over the Garden Fence: An Update from UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa While we shelter-in-place, gardening can be the perfect pick-me-up. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County are available to help answer your gardening questions. Directly access the UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County website at http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Master_Gardener to obtain information. You can see what we are doing, access our radio show, send a question ...

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Adventures with Candace: Hiking with Fannie at Nelder Grove

I told my puppy Fannie the Corgi all about a special place called Nelder Grove and how it wouldn’t be a long drive or hike. I tried to explain to her just how huge the Giant Sequoias were. I don’t think she totally grasped the concept but she said let’s do it!Where: Sierra National Forest, Nelder GroveDistance: 2.31 miles, but ...

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Oak Tree Care and Maintenance: Summer Practices

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By Ron Allen, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa County MARIPOSA — With warm, dry months ahead, many folks around Mariposa County with oak trees by their house or on their landscape might be asking how best to ensure the health of those trees. The short and happy answer is that you do not need to do too much. But you should ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to Cedarbrook, Up and Around O’Neal’s Meadow Loop

Adventuring close to home, I walked the same dirt roads, followed different spur roads, giving me a looped walk along a historic stage route that carried Yosemite tourists to Wawona starting in the 1880s. Distance: About 11 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Easy to ModerateElevation Range: 3,418′ to 4,994′Date: May 13, 2020Maps: Ben Hur and Daulton Topographic ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to the Lone Sequoia

A little more mileage on my adventure took me up to the Lone Sequoia and it is called that for a reason. But it wasn’t alone. It was accompanied by snowplants, wildflowers and dogwoods getting ready to bloom. . . and gnats. Distance: 12.37 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Easy to ModerateElevation Range: 3,418′ to 4,619′Date: April ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to Pilot Peak

You might wonder what walking up a dirt road, an American Black Bear and Yogi Berra might have in common. Made perfect sense to me as I walked up a dirt road close to home to a high point to check out the views. Distance: About 8 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer)Difficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 3,418′ ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Where, When and How to Transplant New Seedlings

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa MARIPOSA — So you’ve started your seeds in pots or trays and they have sprouted. Now what? When it’s too early to transplant seedlings out into the garden, but they’re too big to remain in their first containers (or your seedlings are crowding each other), you need to transplant them into bigger pots ...

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Walking up a Dirt Road: Worman’s Mill to O’Neals Meadow

I walked up the same dirt road, but a different spur road, to a beautiful meadow. Interesting history with hard working men who had a vision for this country but not all of these stories have a happy ending. Distance: 6.77 Miles (but you can go shorter or longer) Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 3,418′ to 4,840′ Date: April 15, 2020 ...

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