State Wide Events

JULY

 

Houston: “Tomato Culture” by Retired Liberty & Harris County Master Gardener, Lawrence Gibson. Harris County Master Gardeners Prec. 2. 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 13, at the Genoa Friendship Garden Education Building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff Rd., Houston. NOTE: NEW LOCATION. For additional information, visit https://hcmga.tamu.edu.

Houston: The Houston Rose Society will hold its annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Join the fun! There will be vendors, door prizes and make-your-own ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings to choose from. Admission is free. Just bring your favorite ice cream topping or finger food. This event will be held at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston. Free parking is in Lot C, located at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street. Details are available at www.houstonrose.org.

 

San Antonio: On July 13 the San Antonio Herb Society will feature “How to build a self-watering container garden.” Adrienne Hacker and Leslie Bingham, both long-term members of the herb society, will demonstrate the construction using less than $20 of easily obtainable materials. The finished container will be raffled at the end of the demonstration, but even those who don’t win will have instructions on how to build these ingenious gardens in an afternoon. The meeting will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center on 3310 N. New Braunfels starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge and the public is invited.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Evening at Peckerwood Lecture Series: Friday, July 15, 5 p.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd., Hempstead. Topics will include various aspects of horticulture, botany, garden design, plant collecting adventures, conservation and many other related fields of interest. Wine and refreshments provided. $10 admission and parking, $5 for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org.

La Marque: “The Great Pepper Extravaganza – Presentation & Tasting” with Galveston County Master Gardener Gene Speller presenting, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, July 15, at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension in Carbide Park, 4102 Main (Hwy 519), La Marque. Participants must pre-register: Ph 281-534-3413, e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com ; further details see  www.aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Galveston County Master Gardener event.

 

Rosenberg: Fort Bend Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Garden with Confidence: Fruit Trees for Fort Bend County on July 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Fort Bend County Extension Education Center, 1402 Band Rd., Rosenberg. Registration $15. Register in advance at http://fortbend.agrilife.org/gwc or contact Brandy Radar 281-342-3034.

 

Woodway: Dr. Joan Windmiller will present “The Lore of Herbs” at Noon, July 19, at The Pavilion at Carleen Bright Arboretum, 1 Pavilion Way, Woodway. Dr. Windmiller has been growing herbs for over 30 years. Join her as she discusses the folklore of the most fascinating plants we have and their links to the past. They flavor our foods and heal our wounds. What is the difference between herbs and spices? Bring a lunch, relax and learn that and much more. Free. For additional information, email jschaffer@woodwaymail.org or call 399-9204.

 

Marion: Thursday, July 20 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Guadalupe County Master Gardener, Gail Johnson will present a program “Twenty Great Herbs for South Central Texas” at the Marion Community Library 500 Bulldog Lane, Marion. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.

 

Seguin: Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will meet at the Texas AgriLife Extension 210 E. Live Oak, Seguin. Joe Urbach will tell us about “The Moringa Tree” often called the miracle tree because of its uniquely diverse array of nutritional, medicinal, and purifying properties. Every part of the tree is usable! The trees and his books available for purchase. Social at 6:15 p.m. Announcements at 6:45 p.m. Free. Open to all. For more information, visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.

 

La Marque: “Arranging Fresh & Artificial Flowers” with Galveston County Master Gardener Jackie Auer presenting, 9-11 a.m., July 22, at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension in Carbide Park, 4102 Main (Hwy 519), La Marque. Participants must pre-register: Ph 281-534-3413, e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com; further details see www.aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Garden Open Day: Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Visitors enjoy 1-hour guided tours of the garden led by knowledgeable docents. Guided tours are offered approximately every 30 minutes, leaving between 10 am and 2 pm. Purchase Tickets. $10 admission and parking, Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org.

 

Seven Points: Ann McCormick, the Herb ‘n Cowgirl, will present “Homegrown Herb Garden,” Thursday, July 27, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Cedar Creek Library, 410 E. Cedar Creek Parkway, Seven Points. This is a free presentation sponsored by the Henderson County Master Gardeners Association. For more information call (903) 675-6130, email hendersonCMGA@gmail.com or visit www.henderson-co-tx-mg.org.

 

Seguin: Guadalupe County Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for the next “Become a Master Gardener” class, to be held on Tuesdays starting August 8, and continuing through December 5, from 12:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension, 210 E. Live Oak, Seguin. Cost of the class is $190. Application deadline is July 31. Class size is limited. Contact Kay McElveen at hkaymcelveen@gmail.com or 479-790-2933. Registration forms available at www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.

 

AUGUST

La Marque: “Gardening by the Square Foot”: with GC Master Gardener John Jons presenting, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., August 1, at Galveston County AgriLife Extension in Carbide Park, 4102 Main Street (Hwy 519), La Marque. Pre-registration required: Ph 281-534-3413, email galvcountymgs@gmail.com; for additional details visit  www.aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.

 

Austin: Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas (Rain gardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands), 10:00 a.m.-Noon, August 5, at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin. Drought one month, floods the next. Yes, you must be gardening in Central Texas! Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized succulent gardens? What are some questions that may need to be considered before deciding to invest in any or all of the common options for water control? Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for a discussion on the practical aspects of taming excess rainwater, including functionality, location, construction and maintenance. Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Insider’s Tour: Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd., Hempstead. Pre-Registration Required. Tours will highlight a focused subject each month, ranging from Peckerwood’s specific plant groups, garden design strategies, seasonal interest and more. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to see sections of the garden never visited during the general tours as we explore Peckerwood’s North Dry Garden and other collections located across the creek. $15 admission and parking, Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org.

Houston: “Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation” is the topic of the Houston Rose Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., August 10, at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavillon, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston. The parking lot is Lot C located at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street. Skip Richter will present the program. He is a county extension agent-horticulture for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, contributing editor at Texas Gardener magazine, and an enthusiastic teacher of natural gardening techniques. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles on gardening. His YouTube channel “Gardening with Skip” features more than 120 brief gardening videos. He is also the author of Texas Month-by-Month Gardening. Free admission. For more information, visit www.houstonrose.org.

 

Brookeland: Sodbusters Symposium, August 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rayburn Country Club, 2376 Wingate Blvd., Brookeland, near Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas. Lectures by Chris Weisinger, The Bulb Hunter; Melda Siebe of Wild Thymes Herb Farm; and Randall Kroll, Texas Parks and Wildlife. Ticket holders are treated to lunch, door prizes and a live auction, but anyone can drop in and shop the vendors, plant sales and silent auction. For more information and an order form, visit http://counties.agrilife.org/jasper/files/2017/03/Sodbuster-2017-order-tickets-early-4.pdf.

La Marque: “A Homeowner’s Guide to Weed Control”: with GC Master Gardener John Jons, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., August 15, at Galveston County AgriLife Extension in Carbide Park, 4102 Main Street (Hwy 519), La Marque. Pre-registration required: Ph 281-534-3413, email galvcountymgs@gmail.com; for additional details visit www.aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.

 

Woodway: Carol Wood, Master Gardener, will discuss ” What to Plant in the Fall” at Noon, August 16, at The Pavilion at Carleen Bright Arboretum, 1 Pavilion Way, Woodway. Join the discussion of the best trees, bulbs, flowers and vegetables to plant in one of the best growing seasons in Texas. Free. For additional information, email jschaffer@woodwaymail.org or call 399-9204.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Evening at Peckerwood Lecture Series: Friday, August 19, 5 p.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd., Hempstead. Topics will include various aspects of horticulture, botany, garden design, plant collecting adventures, conservation and many other related fields of interest. Wine and refreshments provided. $10 admission and parking, $5 for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or  eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Garden Open Day: Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd., Hempstead. Visitors enjoy 1-hour guided tours of the garden led by knowledgeable docents. Guided tours are offered approximately every 30 minutes, leaving between 10 am and 2 pm. Purchase Tickets. $10 admission and parking, Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or eventregistration@peckerwoodgarden.org.

 

SEPTEMBER

San Angelo: Registration is underway for the 6th Annual Fall Landscape Symposium sponsored by the Concho Valley Master Gardeners, to be held Saturday, September 9, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 7887 N. US Highway 87, San Angelo. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 6, but don’t wait too late seats fill up fast. Three excellent speakers who are tops in their fields will be presenting throughout the day at this year’s Symposium: Steve Kainer-Owner/Manager, Hill Country Gardens & Nursery, presnting “Landscape Water Features–Using water features and small ponds in the garden”; Bill Adams-Author and Photographer, presenting “Garden Photography” and “Fall Gardening and Planning for the Spring Tomato Patch”; and Felder Rushing-Author, Radio & TV Personality & Photographer, presnting “Slow Gardening” and “Yard Art–The Good, The Bad and the Unbelievable.” Registration cost for the Fall Landscape Symposium is $30 per person. The deadline is Wednesday, September 6. Cost includes refreshments throughout the day and lunch. On the day of the seminar, sign-in starts at 8 a.m. The speakers start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 3:15 p.m. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. No refunds for cancellations. To pay by check or cash, go to txmg.org/conchovalley, download the registration form, and mail or bring it to the Extension Office, 113 W. Beauregard, San Angelo, Texas 76901. You’ll also find parking and hotel information on the website. To pay on-line with a credit card, go to http://squareup.com/store/cvmg . For questions or more information call 325-659-6522. No childcare will be provided.

Gonzales: Registration is currently underway for Gonzales Master Gardeners fall class. Classes start September 12 and run through May. Classes are held every other Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the PACE building located at 623 Fair St., next to Gonzales Elementary. Learn with the experts. Class topics include botany, plant propagation, soils, vegetables, fruit and nut trees, insects, fertilizers, rainwater harvesting, and many more. Contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 1709 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, call 830-672-8531 for an application and more information, or contact Robbie Cole for more information at 281-734-1391. For more information, visit

http://Gonzales.agrilife.org or http://gonzalesmastergardeners.org.

 

OCTOBER

Victoria: Victoria County Master Gardeners will have a Fall Plant Sale on October 7 at the MG Pavilion & Victoria Educational Gardens, 283 Bachelor Dr., Victoria. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude when the plants are sold out. This year the theme will be “Fall Is The Time For Planting” and will have fruit and citrus trees, fall color bowls, fairy gardens, succulents, Texas Superstars, fall annuals, perennial shrubs and color. Arrive early for the best selections.

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