2019 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

How to Register January February March April


GROWING BLUEBERRIES            e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, January 12
, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Galveston County Honorary Master Gardener Dr. David Cohen, an accomplished home-grower of blueberries by avocation and practicing physician by trade, will present this educational program. He has an impressive "blueberry patch" as part of his home landscape and has gained considerable hands-on experience with successfully growing blueberries under the Gulf Coast region growing conditions. Topics presented will include variety recommendations for this area, site selection and preparation, planting, spacing, fertilizing, and pruning requirements. Also, harvesting and understanding the problems and costs of growing blueberries in this region will be covered.

BACKYARD CITRUS           e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, January 12
, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Robert Marshall's presentation will feature the following topics: variety selection of citrus trees that grow well in this area, root stocks, nutrients, diseases (citrus canker and citrus greening), insect problems, control of birds and critters, and freeze protection. Marshall has years of experience in many facets of growing and propagating citrus trees in this Gulf Coast area. Many of the citrus trees included in the presentation will be offered for sale as transplants at the Galveston County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale on February 16, 2019. ***Location of presentation: Crystal Beach Fire & Rescue, 930 Noble Carl Drive, Crystal Beach TX.***

KITCHEN GARDENING          e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, January 19
, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Mary Demeny will present vegetable gardening in the backyard with an emphasis on gardening on a smaller scale close to the back door, as well as making use of inter-planting vegetables in flower beds and pots. Attendees will benefit from her 60+ years of experience with vegetable gardening. Bring a notebook as she will provide a considerable amount of practical information from her years of experience.

 

"TEXAS TUFF" PLANTS         e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Marie Leal's presentation will cover plants that grow well in our Gulf Coast area. Discussion topics will include how to choose healthy, hearty plants for your landscape, as well as planting and caring for them. ***Location of presentation: Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550.***
 

HERBS FOR THE GULF COAST            e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardeners Nancy Langston-Noh and Briana Etie will present herbs that grow well in the Gulf Coast garden, growing tips, propagation, and uses. ***Location of presentation: Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550.***

WEDGE GRAFTING            e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00
- 10:30 a.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Sue Jeffco will teach wedge grafting, a simple and easy grafting technique. Rootstock and bud-wood preparation, taping technique, after-care, and insider do's and don'ts will be included. This class will be entirely hands-on with plenty of practice time and one-on-one instruction. Tools and grafting tape will be supplied, but if you prefer, you may bring your own sharp knife and pruners.

 

 


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