GARDENING FOR JEWELS... HUMMINGBIRDS
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
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.
SPRING PECAN FIELD DAY
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
THE JOY OF DAYLILIES e-mail
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.