Within this section, you’ll find tons of advice and information about keeping your ornamental plants looking their best!
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Hotline, staffed by Travis County Master Gardener volunteers.
Open weekdays 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Call (512) 854-9600, OR
call first to ensure a Master Gardener is available, then visit the office in person (1600B Smith Rd., Austin TX 78721).
You can either email a digital image (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring in a sample of the plant in question. See sample instructions on the TCMGA Website.
Thursday, August 11th, 10 am – 12:00 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin 78721 The best part of vegetable gardening is the harvest! Give your home‐grown vegetables the attention they deserve with proper harvesting and handling techniques. Master Gardener Patty Leander shares tips on when to harvest produce at its […]
Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:00 am-12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Grow Green is an education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated Pest Management philosophy, which encourages the least‐toxic way to address pest issues. Attend this class to discover tips and all of […]
July 16, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Let these “little composters” save landfill space while turning your kitchen vegetable and fruit waste into black gold! Even if you live in an apartment you can host a small bin under the kitchen sink. Worm castings are useful in many ways: compost […]
June 9, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600 Smith Rd, 78721 Are you looking for colorful, low-maintenance plants for your garden? Join us to learn about some terrific Texas native plants that can bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, […]
Saturday – April 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Rain or Shine!) Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center – Gymnasium 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 Free: Admission, Plants (vegetables & herbs) Garden buckets, Garden books/magazines and soil screening for food gardeners. Easy instructions for soil sampling at http://austintexas.gov/soilkitchen Visit with friendly gardeners regarding: •Bee Keeping, […]
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd., Austin, TX 78721
Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent - Horticulture