2017 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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FALL BULBS 101      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Margaret Cherry, bulb & colorscape expert, will present Fall Bulbs 101; A Recipe for Success. The program will cover do's & don'ts, planting techniques, annual combo plantings, growing in pots, and much more. Margaret will also go over the bulb varieties we will have available for purchase at our Fall Plant Sale on October 14, 2017.

 

SMART START FRUIT TREES      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Master Gardener and Fruit Tree Specialist Herman Auer, will show you the path to success with your one or more fruit trees by doing it right the first time. Location, drainage, selection of trees, variety, pruning, nutrients, and some weed control will be covered.

 

FAVORITE FALL VEGETABLES      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Gene Speller will present a program on Cruciferous and other favorite vegetables usually grown during fall and winter months. These include popular varieties of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard, kale, mustard and turnip greens, all members of the Cruciferous family. Other vegetables to be discussed are several varieties of lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard. Many of the vegetables included in this presentation will be offered for sale as transplants at the Galveston County Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale on October 14, 2017.

 

POST HARVEY RECOVERY oF LANDSCAPES & GARDENS      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, October 7, 2017
3:00 p.m.

Dr. William M. Johnson, Galveston County Horticulture Agent, and a panel of Master Gardeners will lead a discussion and Q&A session in order to provide information to homeowners to assist with the process of recovery of landscapes and gardens after Hurricane Harvey.
 

GALVESTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER 2017 FALL PLANT SALE
Saturday, October 14

Location: Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park, located at Hwy 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock, TX

Presale Presentation

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
LOCATION: Ed Pickett Hall at the Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park

Galveston County Master Gardener Karolyn Gephart will make a presentation highlighting the plants available in the Sale. A large variety of plants adapted to the Gulf Coast growing area will be offered.

 

Plant Sale

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Rodeo Arena at the Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park

Annual sale focusing on plants and trees that perform well in Galveston County. High quality plants included will be fall vegetables, "Texas Tuff" perennials, bulbs, citrus and fruit trees, and more.

 

COMPOSTING         e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam Master will  teach you how to compost, what factors to measure and monitor, and how to use the finished product to our best advantage. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT ADDITION gardeners can provide to improve their garden soil. America recycles about 34% of its daily refuse. The rest goes into sanitary landfills. Around 75% of that destined for landfills could be recycled in some way, considering much is yard and kitchen waste. Composting is Nature's way to recycle available materials which can be added to our garden soil to improve its physical, chemical and biological properties.

 

A PASSION FOR PLUMERIA           e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen will present a program covering information about the history of Plumeria and tips for growing them in our area. Included will be methods of propagation, winter storage, and care. Information about flower shapes, fragrances, and colors of Plumeria that grow in our area will be provided.

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES & MILKWEEDS              e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Barbara Willy, Executive Director and Founder of Monarch Butterfly Gateway, will provide information about the importance of monarchs to our eco systems, preservation, and conservation, creating a contiguous pollinator habitat across the coastal and central flyways of Texas. She will discuss the significance of milkweed to the monarchs. Monarch Gateway is a Fort Bend County non-profit that seeks to create contiguous pollinator habitat across the coastal and central flyways of Texas.

 

 

 


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