Aggie Horticulture Facebook Live Events

 
Aggie Horticulture Facebook Live

Join us on Wednesdays & Fridays at 1pm Central time on the Aggie Horticulture Facebook Page to watch our free Facebook Live events!

Here is our tentative schedule of upcoming events:

  • 9/23/2020 – Wed 1pm – Lawn Preventative Weed Control with Preemergents
  • 9/25/2020 – Fri 1pm – All you ever wanted to know about planting & growing Bluebonnets
  • 9/30/2020 – Wed 1pm – Rose Care
  • 10/2/2020 – Fri 1pm – Pears
  • 10/9/2020 – Fri 1pm – Plants that Grow in West Texas
  • 10/16/2020 – Fri 1pm – Pecan Harvest, Storage and Diagnosing Kernal Problems

51. Fall Blooming Flowers & Biennials Planted in Fall

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension county agent and horticulturist Skip Richter shares all about fall blooming flowers and biennials to plant in the fall.

50. Toys for Vegetable Gardening

Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Vegetable Specialist Dr. Joseph Masabni shares about his favorite toys for vegetable gardening and resources to help you succeed in your gardening.

49. Muscadine Madness

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists Justin Scheiner and Andrew King share all about muscadine grapes! 

48. Compost versus Mulch

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulture agent Janet Laminack will go over the differences between mulch, compost and food waste.

Additional Resources:
What is Compost?
Earth-Kind Composting
Earth-Kind Landscape Mulch
Easy Gardening Mulching
Earth-Kind Leaf Management Plan
Vermiculture: Worm Composting

47. Growing Apples

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists Dr. Justin Scheiner and Dr. Tim Hartmann share research and resources about growing apples in Texas.

Additional resources:
Texas Fruit & Nut Production Factsheet on Apples
Home Fruit Production – Apples 
FAQ on Growing Apples 
Apple Recipes 
Dinner Tonight – Apples Recipes – 
Aggie Horticulture Fruit and Nut Resources
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 

46. Educating Your Child from Home


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Junior Master Gardner (JMG) team share great resources available to educate your child from home about gardening, plants and more.

Additional Resources:
JMG virtual Learn, Grow, Eat & Go online course for elementary students
JMG Early Childhood Learn, Grow, Eat & Go curriculum
JMG virtual National Group sessions from Facebook
JMG “Growing Good Kids” Book Awards
JMG Hard-copy books and teaching guides from the AgriLife Bookstore
Junior Master Gardener Youtube channel – JMGKids

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists Dr. Justin Scheiner and Dr. Tim Hartmann share research and resources about growing apples in Texas.

45. Transitioning to a Fall Garden, part 2


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension County Horticulture Agent Beth McMahon from Gillespie County shares about “Transitioning Spring Vegetable Garden to Fall, Part 2: Planning, Soil Prep & Planting Cole Crops.”

44. Watering Landscape Trees


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Skip Richter shares all about watering landscape trees – new or established landscape trees – during the summer.

Additional Resources:
Texas Tree Planting Guide
Trees of Texas
Best Plants & Trees to Grow in Texas Landscapes
Texas Superstar Plants
Water My Yard
Texas Evapotranspiration Network

43. Crops That Like It Hot – Okra, Peppers & Sweet Potatoes


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist Larry Stein shares about crops that like it hot and grow well in the Texas summer heat – okra, peppers and sweet potatoes.

Additional Resources:
Easy Gardening Series Factsheet on Okra
Easy Gardening Series Factsheet on Sweet Potatoes

42. Late Season Pecan Management


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialist Dr. Larry Stein shares about late season pecan management in Texas.

Additional Resources:
Texas Fruit & Nut Production Factsheet on Native Pecans   
Texas Fruit & Nut Production Factsheet on Improved Pecans 

TPGA Pecan Recipes 
Dinner Tonight Pecan Recipes 

Texas Pecan Growers Association 
Where to Purchase Pecan Trees in Texas 
Texas Tree Planting Guide 

Pecan Growers webinar news article (July 2020) 
Texas Fruit Conference (Sept 21-22, 2020) 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Pecan Education Programs

41. Homeowner Greenhouses


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension County Agent and Horticulturist Steve Chaney shares about homeowner greenhouses with five different examples from Tarrant County, Texas.

Additional Resources:
Texas Master Gardener Tips for Hobby Greenhouse Owners
Texas Greenhouse Management Handbook
Tarrant County Master Gardener Association
Texas Greenhouse Company
Production Greenhouse Structures
Light, Temperature & Humidity in Greenhouses
Pest Management in Greenhouses

40. Transitioning to a Fall Garden


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension County Horticulture Agent Beth McMahon from Gillespie County shares about “Keep or Go: Transitioning a Spring Vegetable Garden to Fall.”

Additional Resources:
Fall Vegetable Gardening Guide
Grafting Tomatoes Protects Plants and Increases Yields
Vegetable Grafting Guide

39. The IDEA Demonstration Garden


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent Greg Grant from Smith County shares all about the IDEA Demonstration Garden at the Tyler Botanical Garden by the Smith County Master Gardeners. “IDEA” is an acronym for Innovate-Demonstrate-Educate-Apply.

Additional Resources – Plant List

  1. Variegated Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunrise’)
  2. Fireworks Globe Amaranth (Gomprena globosa ‘Fireworks’)
  3. Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
  4. Rose Mallow Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  5. Snowbush (Breynia distica ‘Roseopicta)
  6. Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)

Texas Super Star plants

  1. Napier Grass (Pennisetum x ‘Princess Caroline’)
  2. Summer Snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia-Serena Series)
  3. Thryallis (Galphimia glauca)
  4. Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus drummondii)
  5. White Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus drummondii ‘Alba’)

Texas Bluebird Society

  1. Butterfly Ginger (Hedychium coronarium)
  2. Orange Ginger (Hedychium coccineum)
  3. Sun Coleus (Coleus x hybridus ‘Alabama Sunset’)
  4. Philippine Lily (Lilium formosanum)

Greg’s blog on Philippine lilies

  1. Crinum lily (Crinum x ‘Summer Nocturne’)

Crinum sources:

jenksfarmer.com

plantdelights.com

southernbulbs.com

  1. Almond Verbena (Aloysia virgata)
  2. John Fanick Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’)
  3. Cigar Plant (Cuphea x ‘Vermillionaire’)
  4. Sunshine Privet (Ligustrum sinense ‘Sunshine’)
  5. Mexican Heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia ‘Allison’)
  6. Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis)
  7. Variegated Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Variegatum’)

Smith County Master Gardeners Facebook page

Smith County Master Gardeners web page

Tyler Rose Garden

38. Deadheading Your Perennial Flowers


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Christina Reid shares about Deadheading Your Perennial Flowers.

Additional Resources:
Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

37. Shade Gardening


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Retired County Extension Horticulturist Keith Hansen from Smith County shares all about Shade Gardening.

Additional Resources:
Ferns for Shady Locations
Hostas for Warm Climates
Japanese Cedar: An Underappreciated Evergreen
Herbs for Texas Landscapes

36. Fabulous Figs!


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff shares all gardening with fabulous figs!

Additional Resources:
Fig Fact Sheet
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Soil Testing
Texas Plant Disease Handbook – Cotton Root Rot
Figs for the Piney Woods of East Texas (Dave Creech)

35. Late Summer Lawn Care & Success in Shady Spots


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent Skip Richter from Brazos County shares about late summer lawn care and success in shady spots.

Additional Resources:
Aggie Turf website
Mowing Recommendations for Warm-Season Turfgrasses
Water-Wise Checklist for Texas Home Lawns
Water My Yard – Watering Recommendations
Texas EvapoTranspiration (ET) Network – Watering Recommendations
St. Augustinegrass Home Lawn Maintenance Calendar
Bermudagrass Lawn Management Calendar
White Grub Identification and Control
Southern Chinch Bug Identification and Control
Take-All Root Rot
A Homeowner’s Guide to Herbicide Selection for Warm-Season Turfgrass Lawns

34. Harvesting Backyard Grapes and Making Wine at Home


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture Specialists Justin Scheiner and Michael Cook will be sharing research-based tips for harvesting backyard grapes and making wine at home.

Additional Resources:
Texas A&M Viticulture & Enology Program
Texas A&M Foundation: “The Grape State of Texas” article
Texas Superstar – Victoria Red Grapes

33. Working Edibles into an Earth-Kind Landscape


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent Allison Watkins and Family and Community Health Agent Courtney Redman from Tom Green County share about how to work edible plants into an Earth-Kind Landscape.

Additional Resources:
The Edible Landscape
Texas Fruit & Nut Production Guides on Pomegranites
Easy Gardening Factsheets on Asparagus
Earth-Kind Landscaping

32. Food Preservation Techniques


exas A&M AgriLife Extension County Horticulture Agent Kate Whitney and Family and Community Health Agent Andrea Haubner from Williamson County share Food Preservation Techniques and how you can preserve food harvested from your garden.

Additional Resources:
National Center for Home Food Preservation
AgriLife Extension Food Safety Education
Producing, Preparing & Processing Vegetables for Health
NCHFP: Making Jams and Jellies
Path to the Plate

31. Understanding Soil and Using the SoilWeb Browser


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Stephen Janak shares all about Soil – understanding soil, classifications, history and resources available to help you know more about your soil.

Additional Resources:
SoilWeb Apps
Web Soil Survey
Guide to Texture by Feel
Four Essentials Tests for a New Vineyard Site

30. How to Grow and Select Watermelons (and Other Melons)


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Larry Stein shares all about how to grow watermelons and other melons in Texas – great for the summertime!

Additional Resources:
Aggie Horticulture Vegetable Resources: Watermelons
Easy Gardening Factsheet on Melons
Texas Produce Availability Chart

29. Red, White & Blue – Perfect Tips for Your July 4th Celebration!

29. Planning your Perfect 4th Celebration: Flowers, Wine & Family

Texas A&M AgriLife Horticulturist Lisa Whittlesey and Enology Specialist Andreea Botezatu will share tips on "Planning your Perfect 4th Celebration: Flowers, Wine & Family" A team of horticulture agents will be available during the free live event to help answer questions you might have. Additional resources are available online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/#AgriLifeExtension #AggieHorticulture #EventPlanning #July4th #RedWhiteBlue #Gardening #TexasWines #FamilyCrafts #Flowers #FloralDesign #Celebrations #AgriLife

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Additional Resources:
The Gardens at Texas A&M University
Texas Superstar Plants
Blue(ish) plant suggestions: Blue Daze, plumbago, vitex, Salvia farinacea, Salvia guaranitica, and larkspur. Texas Bluebells
Red: Geraniums
Pentas past and present are Texas Superstars
Firework flowers: Texas Spiderlily (white), African Lily (blue)
Holiday Party Recipes from Dinner Tonight
Grilling Tips for Your July 4th Celebration!
Tips for Grilling Fruit
Tips for Using Wooden Skewers
Texas Wineries Map
Dr. B Talks Texas Wines
White wine suggestions: White wines with acid food such as Vermentino, albarino, Picpoul blanc and Viognier;  Blanc Du Bois, Albarina, Aglianico as nice summer wines
Food and Wine Pairings
Aguas Frescas Watermelon and Lime
Grilled Peach Sundae

28. How to Take Care of Succulents

28. How to Take Care of Succulents

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist and Master Gardener Jayla Fry shares all about how to take care of succulents and research-based resources. A team of horticulture extension agents will also be available during the presentation to help answer questions. Additional resources are available online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, June 26, 2020

Additional Resources:
How to Care for Succulents – Texas A&M Today article
Denton County Master Gardeners newsletter article on Succulents
Cacti and Succulents
Secrets to success when propagating succulent plants
Gardening Solutions: Succulents
Managing Insect Pests of Cacti and Other Succulents in Water-Efficient Landscapes
Texas Master Gardener Association – join a local chapter

27. Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

27. Shopping at Farmers' Markets

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Laura Miller shares the farmers' market experience – fresh local vegetables, meeting farmers, what's in season and more. A team of Extension agents will be available during it's Premiere to help answer questions you might have.

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Additional Resources:
Certified Texas Farmers Markets list
North Texas Farmers Markets list
East Texas State Fair Farmers Market

26. Native Texan Plants for Home and Garden

26. Texas Native Plants for Home and Garden

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff explores a variety of Texas native plants, including selected Texas Superstars, to consider for your home landscape. A team of horticulture extension agents will be available during the presentation to help answer questions. Additional resources will be available online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Additional Resources:
Native Plants of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Texas Master Naturalist Program
Recommended Natural Plants for Landscaping in the Texas Hill Country
Native American Seed (Junction, TX)
Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg, TX)
Texas Native Trees
Texas Native Shrubs
Native Texas Plants for Home and Garden – plant_list
NICE Native Plant Partners
U.S. Forest Service – Invasive Plants

25. How to Create Beautiful Landscape Designs

25. How to Create Beautiful Landscape Designs

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Ornamental Specialist Dr. Steve George shares about how to create beautiful landscape designs. A team of horticulture extension agents will be available during the presentation to help answer questions. Additional resources are available at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, June 12, 2020

Additional Resources:
Earth-Kind Landscaping
Planning the Home Landscape
Extension Landscape Design Study Courses
Earth-Kind Plant Selector
Texas Superstar Plant Suggestions
Cottage Gardens
Using Color in Flower Gardens

24. Growing Ginger and Taro

https://www.facebook.com/26803072143/videos/544265316246286/

Easy Gardening Factsheet on Ginger
Producing Bacterial Wilt–Free Ginger in Greenhouse Culture
Aggie Horticulture – Vegetable Resources

23. Weed Control in the Vegetable Garden

23. Weed Control in the Vegetable Garden (Part 1 of 2)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Beth McMahon shares all about weed control in the vegetable garden, different types of weeds and weed control, methods and ways to deal with them. A team of Horticulture agents were available during the event to help answer questions. Additional resources can be found at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, June 5, 2020

Additional Resources:
Easy Gardening Series
Small Acreage Crop Webinars
Preemergence Herbicides for the Home Lawn
Nutsedge and Kyllinga Control for Homeowners Guide
Aggie Turf – Weeds of Texas Turf
A Homeowner’s Guide to Herbicide Selection for Warm-Season Turfgrass Lawns

22. Watering Your Plants – How, When, How Much?

22. Watering Your Plants – How, When, How Much?

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Larry Stein will share about how much water plants need, how to water them, and when to water them. A team of Extension specialists and agents will be available during the Facebook Live event to help answer questions about watering your plants. Additional resources are available online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Additional Resources:
Texas Master Gardener Handbook 2019 – in-depth research and manual for Gardening in Texas
Earth-Kind Landscaping – sustainable ways to garden, conserving water and resources
Texas Superstar Plants –  recommendations for the best plants to grow in Texas
Water My Yard – resources for local recommendations on how much to water around Texas
Texas Evapotranspiration (ET) Network – another regional resource for water recommendations

21. Understanding Wine at the Store

21. Understanding Wines in the Store

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Enology Specialist Andreea Botezatu and County Extension Agent Skip Richter talk all about wines – how to find a good wine for your meal, rating systems, dry versus sweet, red, white & rose, and more. A team of agents were available online to help answer questions.Additional resources are listed at: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/ Also check out the Youtube Playlist – Dr. B Talks Texas Wines – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3ahyvW-3wQqsA4zTGkS8kgm_IRe7mMXb

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, May 29, 2020

Additional Resources:
Dr. B Talks Texas Wines – Youtube Playlist
2019 Texas Wine Grape Varieties
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Viticulture & Enology website
Our Team of Enology and Viticulture Specialists
Enology Certificate
Vivino App

20. “Some Like It Hot” – Growing Vegetables in Summer

20. "Some Like It Hot" – Growing Vegetables in Summer

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Skip Richter shares about how to grow vegetables that thrive in the summer heat – okra, amaranths, southern peas, pigeon peas, molokhia, purslane, watermelons, and more. A team of horticulture specialists were online to help try to answer audience questions. Additional resources can be found online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Additional Resources:
Summer Vegetables for Texas: Southern Peas (Blackeyed, Purple Hill, Zipper, Cream, Pinkeyed, Blackeye #5, Champion Cream, Colossus, Crowder, Mississippi Silver, Pink Eye Purple
Hull, Texas Cream 8, Texas Pinkeye, Zipper Cream), Okra, Amaranths, Pigeon Peas, Molokhia, Purslane
Specialty Vegetable Crops of Texas
Easy Gardening Series: Okra
Okra, Peppers
Spring Planting Guide for Vegetable Crops
Soil Testing from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Watermelons

19. From the Garden to Glass: DIY Mocktails/Cocktails

19. From The Garden to the Glass: DIY Mocktails/Cocktails

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Janet Laminack shares from her garden on plants that you can use to make tasty mocktails or cocktails. She shares methods, recipes, and resources to help learn what's possible. A team of horticulture agents across the state were available during the live session to help answer audience questions.Additional resources are available at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, May 22, 2020

Additional Resources:

Shrub Recipe
Shrub Recipe
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe
Specialty Cocktails Recipes

Cocktail Combos to get you started
Cocktail Combos to get you Started

Growing Herbs in Texas Fact Sheet
Horticulture Drink Recipe Books:
The Drunken Botanist – Amy Stewart
The New Cocktail Hour – Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington
Shake – Eric Prum and Joshua Williams
The Home Distilling and Infusing Handbook – Matt Teacher
*These alcoholic drink recipes are intended for adult audiences. Please drink responsibly. 

18. Growing Blueberries in Containers

18. How to Grow Blueberries in Containers

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Dr. Tim Hartmann shares about how to grow blueberries in containers. A team of specialists and horticulturists were available during the live session to answer audience questions. For additional resources, check out: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Additional Resources:
Blueberry Factsheet
Texas Fruit and Nut Production: Blueberries webpage
Blueberries: A Nutritional Powerhouse
5 Things You Should Know About Blueberries
Blueberries for the South!
Rainwater Harvesting
Earth-Kind Rainwater Harvesting Factsheet
Frost & Freeze Protection Strategies PDF
Texas A&M AgriLifeExtension Soil Testing Services

17. Indoor Gardening

Join us online for a Facebook Live event on “Indoor Gardening”. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Fran Pontasch shares about how to do indoor gardening. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

17. Indoor Gardening

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Fran Pontasch shares about how to do indoor gardening. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event. Interiorscape Plant PicturePages are online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/databases/interiorscape/Additional resources, videos and future event schedules available on: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, May 15, 2020

Additional Resources:
Interiorscape Plant PicturePages
Common Low-Maintenance House Plants
Benz School of Floral Design
House Plants

16. Keys to Successful Peach Production

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist Tim Hartmann will be sharing about how to be successful with growing peaches for production. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

16. Keys to Successful Peach Production

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist Dr. Tim Hartmann shares about how to be successful with growing peaches for production. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.For additional resources and a schedule of upcoming events, check out: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/#Peaches #Fruit #FruitTrees #Gardening #AgriLifeExtension #AggieHorticulture #StoneFruit #HomeGardening #GrowYourOwnFood

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Additional Resources:
Peaches
Plums and Other stone fruits
Dr. Byrne’s new variety releases 
Homeowner’s Guide to Pests of Peaches, Plums, and Pecans
Texas Fruit and Nut Production: Peaches
Texas Peach Handbook

15. Tidying up your Sprinkler Irrigation System

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Boone Holladay from Fort Bend County will be sharing about Tidying up your Sprinkler Irrigation System. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

15. Tidying up your Sprinkler Irrigation Systems

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Boone Holladay from Fort Bend County shares about Tidying up your Sprinkler Irrigation Systems. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.Additional Resources at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/Water My Yard – https://watermyyard.org (with weekly email reminders on how much to water your yard)Texas Evapotranspiration (ET) Network – https://texaset.tamu.edu/Water University – https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, May 8, 2020

Additional Resources:

Water My Yard – https://watermyyard.org (with weekly email reminders on how much to water your yard)
Texas Evapotranspiration Network – https://texaset.tamu.edu/
Water University – https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/

14. Grapevine Planting & Training Demo

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent and Viticulturist Michael Cooke from Denton County will be sharing about grapevine planting and training. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

14. Grapevine Planting & Training Demo (Part 1 of 2)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent and Viticulturist Michael Cooke from Denton County will be sharing about grapevine planting and training. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.For additional resources and future events, check out: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Additional Resources:
Pierce’s Disease-Tolerant Grapes
Texas Superstar – ‘Victoria Red’ Grape

13. Drip Irrigation Essentials

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Boone Holladay from Fort Bend County will be sharing about drip irrigation essentials. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

13. Drip Irrigation Essentials

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Boone Holladay from Fort Bend County shares about "Drip Irrigation Essentials." A team of Extension Specialists were also available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.Additional Resources and upcoming schedule are available on https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, May 1, 2020

Additional Resources:
Ten Ways to Make your Landscape More Earth-Kind
Efficient Use of Water in Your Garden or Landscape
Video: How to Build a Rain Barrel
Watering Recommendations: Water My Yard and Texas ET

12. Lawn Care & Fertilization

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Michael Potter will be sharing about how to best fertilize and take care of your home lawn. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

12. Lawn Care and Fertilization

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Michael Potter shares about how to best fertilize and take care of your home lawn. Additional resources and events are online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service / AggieTurf: Texas A&M Turfgrass Program

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

11. How to Prune Your Shrubs

Join us online for a Facebook Live event on “How to Prune Your Shrubs”. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Ginger Easton Smith will be sharing about how and when to prune shrubs best for your home, landscape or land. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.

11. How to Prune Your Shrubs

Join us online for a Facebook Live event on “How to Prune Your Shrubs”. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Ginger Easton Smith will be sharing about how and when to prune shrubs best for your home, landscape or land. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.Join us online at: https://www.facebook.com/Aggie-Horticulture-26803072143/Additional resources and events are online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, April 24, 2020

 

10. How to Prune Your Trees

Join us online for a Facebook Live event on “How to Prune Your Trees”. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Ginger Easton Smith will be sharing about how and when to prune trees best for your home, landscape or land. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.
Aired Live: 4/22/2020 1pm CDT
Location: Aransas County, Texas
Presenter: Ginger Easton Smith of Aransas County Extension Office
Filming by: Megan Glidden of Aransas County Extension Office
Q&A Team: Tim Hartmann, Kim Benton, Stephen Janak, Boone Holladay, Laura Miller, Steve George

10. How to Prune Your Trees

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Ginger Easton Smith shares about how and when to prune trees best for your home, landscape or land. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.Additional resources and events are online at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/#AgriLifeExtension #AggieHorticulture #Trees #PruningTrees #EarthDay #LandscapeDesign #HomeGarden #COVID19 #StayHome Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service / Aransas County Extension Office

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Additional Resources: 
“Follow Proper Pruning Techniques” on Earth Kind Landscaping

9. Pecan Grafting

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Larry Stein will be sharing all about how to grow pecan trees at home and pecan grafting. A team of Extension Specialists will also be available to answer questions in the chat window during the event.
Aired Live:  4/17/2020
Presenter: Larry Stein, Associate Department Head and Specialist – Pecan/Fruit/Vegetable
Location: Near Uvalde, Texas
Q&A Team: Laura Miller, Tim Hartmann, Janet Laminack, Kim Benton, Stephen Janak, Boone Holladay

9. Pecan Grafting

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Larry Stein shares different grafting methods to improve tree varieties, including the Texas inlay grafting and the four-flap methods.

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, April 17, 2020

Additional Resources:
The Four-Flap Graft and this article
Texas Inlay Bark Graft

8. Backyard Grapes/Vineyards

8. Backyard Grapes/Vineyards

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture Specialist Justin Scheiner shares about "Backyard Grapes and Vineyards" – how to grow grapes and start a vineyard in your backyard, and also about other fruits you can grow in your backyard. Start a home garden and grow your own food, even while you stay at home for #Covid_19.Additional resources are available on https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/Other team members involved in this video and answers in the chat include: Fran Pontasch, Larry Stein, Michael Cook, Stephen Janak, and Boone Holladay. Follow the Aggie Horticulture Page for more videos, and for more in-depth information on grapes, vineyards, and wine-making (viticulture and enology), you can Follow the Texas Viticulture & Enology Page to talk with Viticulture and Enology Specialists.

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

7. Growing Herbs: Basil Bounty

7. Growing Herbs: Basil Bounty

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, April 10, 2020

Additional Resources:

https://dinnertonight.tamu.edu/recipe/get-cooking-with-herbs/https://dinnertonight.tamu.edu/recipe/pesto/

Recipes with Basil: https://dinnertonight.tamu.edu/?s=basil

6. Floral Designs from your backyard – Growing, Cutting, Using your flowers and shrubs!

6. Floral Designs from your Backyard

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Lisa Whittlesey shares "Floral Designs from your Backyard: Growing, Cutting and Using Flowers and Shrubs!" A team of Extension Horticulturists were also available to answer questions about floral design and flowers. Share your floral designs with the hashtag: #aggiehortfloraldesign Additional resources are available at: https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fblive/#TXExtension #AggieHorticulture #FloralDesign #Flowers #StayAtHome #HomeGarden #Beauty #Creativity #Home #Horticulture #Design #ArtTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service / Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University / The Gardens at Texas A&M University / TAMU Horticulture / Junior Master Gardener Program

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tips-for-Great-Floral-Designers (PDF)

Share your Designs online with the hashtag #aggiehortfloraldesign
Tagged on Facebook / Tagged on Instagram / Tagged on Twitter

5. Small Fruits for the Backyard

5. Small Fruits for the Backyard

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, April 3, 2020

4. Home Fruit Production – Tips for Success!

4. Home Fruit Production

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

3. Planting your Garden with Transplants or Direct Seeding

2. Starting Vegetable Seeds at Home

Aired on 3/25/2020 at 1pm. Facebook Link with Chat and Comments available here.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent and Horticulturist Christina Reid from the Lubbock County Extension Office shares basic home gardening techniques and tips for Starting Vegetables from Seeds – still relevant while people stay at home for #Covid_19

2. Starting Vegetable Seeds at Home

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Thursday, April 2, 2020

1. Raised Garden Beds, Location & Soil Mixtures

Aired on 3/20/2020 at 1pm. Facebook Link with Chat and Comments available here.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent and Horticulturist Skip Richter shares basic home gardening techniques and tips for choosing a garden bed location, different types of raised beds, soil mixutres for fill and more, still relevant while people stay at home for #Covid_19

Additional Resources:
Concrete-Block-Garden-Plan
Building a Raised Bed Garden
10 Steps to Vegetable Garden Success

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