Aggie Horticulture Facebook Live Events

Aggie Horticulture Facebook Live Events

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

Here is our tentative schedule for Gardening 101 topics:


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

Posted by Aggie Horticulture on Friday, May 22, 2020

Additional Resources:
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

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:

 

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