2020 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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HOW TO HYBRIDIZE A NEW PLANT VARIETY         e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Have you even wondered how new and different varieties of plants are created? Have you ever wanted to breed (hybridize) your own new variety of plant? This seminar will teach you about plant hybridization and how to hybridize a new plant variety. The seminar is taught by Galveston Master Gardener, Master Consulting Rosarian and Plant Hybridizer, John Jons. John is an award winning plant hybridizer and has successfully created many new varieties of plants. He currently has plants that he hybridized being tested by a national grower for commercial potential and hold a US Plant Patent for a new variety of plant the he created.
*** Note: This seminar will only be held if we have 10 or more participants. ***


DISCOVERY GARDEN SERIES  (hands-on demonstrations)          e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Galveston County Master Gardeners will demonstration a variety of useful tips for growing and maintaining your garden. Learn about Fig Tree Pruning and Care by Robert Marshall, Avocado Winterizing and Sun Protection by Julie Cartmill, and Garden Tool Care and Use by Tim Jahnke.
NOTE LOCATION: This program will be held at the Discovery Garden inside Carbide Park***


SUCCESSFUL SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING           e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener and Vegetable Specialist Jenni Hudgins will address how to plan and start a vegetable garden, its location, and the best plant varieties for Galveston County. She will include information about pollination, mulching, the effects of full sun and shade on leafy and fruiting vegetables, and garden failures.


Growing Backyard Citrus         e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register     
Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 p.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 over 10 years of experience in many facets of growing and propagating citrus trees in this Gulf Coast area.


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Location: Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park, 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.


Plant Sale

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

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

Choose from thousands of plants adapted to the Texas Gulf Coast growing area. Fruit and citrus trees, bulbs, spring vegetables & herbs, perennials, and garden crafts will be available. Volunteer certified Master Gardeners will be present to answer your questions. Customers are urged to bring their own wagons to cart around their chosen plants.

GRAPE PRUNING  (a hands-on demonstration)     e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Thursday, February 20, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Master Gardener David Cooper will lead a grapevine pruning workshop. He will share with you his knowledge of grapes and proper pruning techniques.  ***Bring your gardening gloves & pruners***

***NOTE LOCATION: This program will be held at the Discovery Garden inside Carbide Park***

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