Texas Master Gardener March 2015 Newsletter


The newsletter must be a sign up only, it isn’t a general public newsletter. Here is the link: http://txmg.org/  Scroll down a bit on the rightside widget You will notice that Gregg is on the list of not paying our dues on time, which is wrong we did and Pete verified it and we are waiting for a answer as to why they didn’t document our submission.    

The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch Wednesday, March 11, 2015


James Hayes,  Native Plant Society member, will be the speaker.  His topic will be “Indentifying Butterflies and Host Plants”.   Hayes has studied butterflies indigenous to East Texas for eight years.   Currently, he has in excess of 400 host plants.  Hayes will explain which butterflies are common in the East Texas area and describe host plants for butterflies .2015-03, MAR. 11, MG, JAMES HAYES, NATIVE PLANT SOCIETYMEMBER, LONGVIEW, TX – NEWS ARTICLE 2015-03, MAR. 11, MG, JAMES HAYES, NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEMBER, LONGVIEW, TX – FLYER



The Spring Garden and Landscape Seminar, sponsored by the Gregg co. Master Gardeners will be held on Saturday, March 7, In Longview, Texas from 7:45 to noon at the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Fredonia St., in the Faith Center, Whaley St. entrance.  Seating is limited, so it is advisable to get there early.   Chris Wiesinger, owner of The Southern Bulb Company, located in Golden, Texas, will be the seminar speaker.  Since the New York Times story, in 2006, of Chris’ life as a bulb collector… Read More →

2015 Gregg County Master Gardener Class Schedule


January 7 – Class starts, brief overview, pass-out handbooks, and housekeeping duties. Plant Growth & Development, Basic Plant Fertility and Soil Testing – Pete Quinn, Gregg County Master Gardener January 14 – Environmental Horticulture – Landscape water conservation – Tim Hartman January 21 – Home Fruit Production – Dennis Smith, retired Gregg County Extension Agent – AG/NR January 29 – Special Program: Insect Identification Control, Dr. Mike Merchant, Urban Entomologist Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Overton, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. February 4 – Composting – Vermiculture Presentation,… Read More →

J.R. Curtis Bed 1 Final Layout design

Bed 1 layout

This is the basic layout put together by the planning committee.

Belinda McCoy McLaughlin Press Release Info


PRESS RELEASE MASTER GARDENERS OCTOBER 8, 2014 PROGRAM The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch program, will be Wednesday, October 8.   Belinda McCoy McLaughlin will present “Within a Stone’s Throw: Diversity of the Four States Area”.  The program will be held at the Gregg County Extension Auditorium, 405 E. Marshall in Longview, 12 noon, with the business meeting at 11:30.   Belinda’s program will be a “virtual field trip” offering a preview of the diverse field trip destinations planned during the upcoming Native Plant Society of Texas… Read More →

J.R. Curtis For the Blind

Barbara Moyer and Bill Gammans at the Yamboree

We are pleased to begin the adoption of this great space for the city of Longview, Texas. Our Planning committee has been actively preparing a plan that will evaluate the needs for every tiered bed as well as removal of plants. The Association has committed to this project for a minimum of two years. We are sure our involvement will be longer than that on a permanent basis. The submission of the Bed One plan will be submitted by October first. When we have the garden designs implemented… Read More →

Native Landscape Certification Program


Meg Inglis, NLCP Coordinator 512-589-1316. , announced the classes which are specific to the vegetation regions of North Texas. Classes will be held in Denton on June 7 and in Cedar Hill on June 28. Registration for the classes is now available online at: Saturday June 7, 2014  Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton 9-4:30 Level 1 certificate Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development. Learn your Texas vegetation region and soil type. Learn 50 native Texas… Read More →

Certified Judges Training

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Deadline to register is July 18th. fair, festivals judging training 8-2014


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The Invaders of Texas Program is an innovative campaign whereby volunteer “citizen scientists” are trained to detect the arrival and dispersal of invasive species in their own local areas. That information is delivered into a statewide mapping database and to those who can do something about it. The premise is simple. The more trained eyes watching for invasive species, the better our chances of lessening or avoiding damage to our native landscape. The Invaders of Texas Program supports the creation and perpetuation of a network of local citizen… Read More →