Coming Events

June 29, 2017 – Horticulture Field Day

Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, TX  – Free Admission

Field Tours

  •  8:30 am   Registration opens at the East Farm Area
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am  Tour of Ornamental Trials at the East Farm Area
  • 10:30 – 11:45 am  Tour of Ornamental Trials at the Demonstration Garden at the Main Building

Lunch

  •  11:45 am – 1:00 pm  Sponsored BBQ lunch by the arbor at the Main Building (Texas A&M AgriLife Center).

Presentations  

  • Brent Pemberton:  Outstanding Performers at the Overton Trials
  • Jenny Wegley: Great Plants at the Dallas Arboretum
  • Susan Wainwright: Using Biological Control in Production
  • Dottie Woodson: Rain Barrel Demonstration

For more information go to http://flowers.tamu.edu/field-day/

The East Texas Bedding Plant Greenhouse and Garden Performance Trial Program began in 1994 at the Overton Center with the goal of generating and providing information on greenhouse and field performance of bedding plant varieties to the local bedding plant industry and consumers of these products. The program began with local trials that has now expanded in scope with the Smith County and Rusk County Master Gardeners Associations playing an integral role in performing the trials.

July 10-14, 2017 – 2017 International Master Gardener Conference

IMGC 2017 PortlandPresented by Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Master Gardeners™, the five-day conference will kick off Monday evening with a reception. Conference program features three keynote speakers (Dan Hinkley, Renee Shepherd, and John Marzluff), daily breakout sessions, and a trade show.
The conference is scheduled for the Oregon Convention Center in Portland near the east banks of the Willamette River. Three conference hotels all are within short, 10-15 minute walk.

September 5, 2017 – First Tuesday in the Garden – Free admission

Noontime lecture in the IDEA Garden – Fall Vegetable Garden – presented by Greg Grant

September 9, 2017 – East Texas Garden Lecture Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites you to their 2017 Garden Lecture Series.  Registration will begin at 9 AM. at Pella-legna Vineyard.Image result for Pelle-legna Vineyards/Winery

Single tickets on sale the day of the lecture are $15 per person.  For more information, call the Extension office at 903-590-2980.

This month’s lecture Pella-legna Vineyard/Winery “In Vino Vertias”

October 3, 2017 – First Tuesday in the Garden – Free admission

Noontime lecture in the IDEA Garden – From Bulbs to Blooms – Preview of the October 14th event.

October 14, 2017 – From Bulbs to Blooms

Smith County Master Gardener’s Annual Conference & Bulb Sale.  Registration 8:30 AM, lecture 9:00 AM, bulb sale 11:00 AM. Free and open to the public. At Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler

The keynote speaker will be Greg Grant, Smith County AgriLife Horticulture Agent, noted author and bulb expert.  The bulb sale will follow the lecture, featuring hardy, heirloom ad hard-to-find bulbs for Texas and the South.

 

November 7, 2017 – First Tuesday in the Garden – Free admission

Noontime lecture in the IDEA Garden – All About Trees – Henry Burch

November 11, 2017 – East Texas Garden Lecture Series

dawn stover as smart object-1The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites you to their 2017 Garden Lecture Series.  Registration will begin at 9 AM. at Tyler’s Rose Garden Center.

Single tickets on sale the day of the lecture are $15 per person.  For more information, call the Extension office at 903-590-2980.

This month’s lecture by Dawn Stover, SFA Gardens “Designed Plant Communities-Planting for Pollinators in a Pest Wide World.

 

 

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