Native plants have the ability to survive in the worst of times and thrive during the good times. They require less care, less water and can make spectacular flower displays.


• Use Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt) to control petunia bud worms and tomato horn worms.

Source: Adapted from A Gardener’s Companion for the Central San Joaquin Valley, 3rd edition, currently available from Fresno County Master Gardeners for $30. These can be purchased at our demonstration garden-Garden of the Sun (1750 N. Winery (McKinley/Winery), open Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to Noon and via email at Gardening questions answered as well at Prepared by Judy Parker, Master Gardener UCCE Fresno County.

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