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A scholarship for future horticulturists

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PUBLISHED JAN 18, 2019 12:47 P.M.
Horticulture students raise plants for sale at American River College. (Photo courtesy ARC Horticulture Dept.)
Roseville club sets deadline for application

Do you know a student planning to major or already majoring in a horticulture-related field?

For a second year, the Roseville Better Gardens Club plans to award a $500 one-year scholarship to a college student pursuing a horticulture-related bacherlor's or master's degree. The student must be planning a career or occupation in landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture

The Roseville Better Gardens Club is an award-winning nonprofit educational organization affiliated with the Golden Foothills District and California Garden Clubs, Inc.

Postmark deadline for the scholarship application is May 1, 2019. The scholarship application is available on the California Garden Club's website: .


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For week of March 19:

Spring will start a bit soggy, but there’s still plenty to do between showers:

* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.

* Watch out for aphids. Wash off plants with strong blast from the hose.

* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.

* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.

* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.

* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to fight blossom blight.

* Feed citrus trees as they start to blossom.

* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.

* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.

* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.

* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.

* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.

* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.

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