2017 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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CANCELLED!! SIMPLY SUCCULENTS       e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register 
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Texas Certified Master Gardener and Creative Director for North Haven Gardens in Dallas Paula Spletter will present an in-depth class touching on all facets of succulent care, propagation, disease, and planting. Learn the best ways to keep these great plants thriving. Gain the confidence to expand your collection. Paula Spletter is a popular presenter for both the Dallas County Master Gardener Association and the North Haven Gardens.

CANCELLED!! GROWING AND USING HERBS      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fort Bend County Master Gardener and Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalist Tricia Bradbury will provide an overview and general information about growing herbs on the Texas Gulf Coast. She will share her tips on herb gardening and preserving your harvest. Learn how to preserve herbs for later use by drying or freezing them or by using them to flavor oil or vinegar. She will also share tips on cooking with fresh, as well as dried herbs.

CANCELLED!! A PASSION FOR PLUMERIA           e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen will present a program covering information about the history of Plumeria and tips for growing them in our area. Included will be methods of propagation, winter storage, and care. Information about flower shapes, fragrances, and colors of Plumeria that grow in our area will be provided.

CANCELLED!! BULBMANIA!              e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Garden Club of Houston award-winning member Dodie Jackson's presentation will include general knowledge of what a bulb is, how it "works," and why growing bulbs in the Gulf Coast area is different from other parts of the U.S. She will also give troubleshooting tips to achieve success and the specific requirements for different varieties. Using combinations of varieties of bulbs in your garden will also be addressed.

CANCELLED!! COMPOSTING, TURNING DIRT INTO SOIL & SOIL HEALTH ASSESSMENT             e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam will provide practical information about composting, what ingredients you will need for it, how to assemble them, what factors into measuring and monitoring it, and how to know when the compost is "done" (ready to use). Also, he will explain how to build a compost pile and how to use to the best advantage the compost you have created. Compost is that magical soil amendment that is a soil conditioner, fertilizer, and key ingredient in organic gardening.

RESCHEDULED!! FAVORITE FALL VEGETABLES      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Gene Speller will present a program on Cruciferous and other favorite vegetables usually grown during fall and winter months. These include popular varieties of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard, kale, mustard and turnip greens, all members of the Cruciferous family. Other vegetables to be discussed are several varieties of lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard. Many of the vegetables included in this presentation will be offered for sale as transplants at the Galveston County Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale on October 14, 2017.

 


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