2014 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs


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GARDENING FOR JEWELS... HUMMINGBIRDS         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Deborah Repasz, photographer and hummingbird enthusiast, will give a PowerPoint presentation highlighting ways to increase hummingbird sightings in your yard, by creating an inviting habitat, including examples of shelter, food, and water, plus a discussion of the impact of the use of pesticides. Plants presented will be proven winners grown in the speaker's yard, as well as other resources to utilize to attract hummingbirds.

THE CULTURE AND CARE OF PALMS         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Palm tree enthusiast and Galveston County Master Gardener O. J. Miller has over 15 years experience with palms in our area. This program will include an introduction to palms, an overview of the exotics and commonly found palms at nurseries in our area, palm planting methods, palm fertilization, freeze preparation and proper care. The program will include a discussion on the better varieties of palms for Galveston County and the surrounding area.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: The North Pavilion in Carbide Park in La Marque
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There will be ongoing grafting demonstrations provided. Several varieties of pecan graftwood will be available. $1 per stick donation. Bring your insects, disease or other pest problems in a plastic bag for free diagnosis and control recommendations. Pre-registration is not necessary for this program.

THE JOY OF DAYLILIES         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Nell Shimek will present a program on growing and propagating daylilies in our area. Nell has grown and hybridized daylilies for more than 30 years and is currently growing more than 800 varieties in Alvin.


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