March 21 – 22, 2014 - Rose City Artisans & Flower Market
The Flower Market has been expanded to an upscale open-air market where artisans and vendors can sell everything from: garden décor, hand-made items like jewelry, home-baked goods, specialty food items, bedding plants, herbs, bulbs, produce, wine, plus live entertainment and concessions and more. For more information go to http://parksandrec.cityoftyler.org/ConventionTourismFacilities/GoodmanMuseum/
East Texas Garden Lecture Series
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Smith County, invites you to participate in 7 seminars, addressing the following topics (see below). Bring your questions, a Q/A session is scheduled at the end of each session. Registration is $15 (or$45 for a season pass to all 7 Lecture Series programs). All programs register at 8:30 AM and start at 9:00 AM. Lectures approximate 2 hours unless noted. All programs will be at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For detailed information on each lecture click on 2014 Garden Lecture Series Flyer.
The series schedule follows:
- Mar 22 – “Location, Location, Location: (Right Plant/Right Place)”. Keith Hansen. & “Ask the Designer”. James Wilhite, Laurie Breedlove, and Keith Hansen
- April 12 – “A Warm Welcome – Using Containers and other Tips for Curb Appeal”. Dee Bishop
- May 17 – “Saving Water with a Drip” - Drip irrigation basics and applications. Dotty Woodson and Brad McCullough
- Sept 13 – “Enjoy Your Home Landscape - Make Your Yard Fit Your Life”. David Gary, Master Gardener on Wheels
- Oct 25 – “Forgotten & Underutilized Plants for East Texas”. Greg Grant
- Nov 15 – “Japanese Maples” & “Adapted Trees for Every Landscape”. Dave Creech
March 22, 2014 Location, Location, Location: Right Plant/Right Place and Ask The Designer
At 9 AM at the Rose Garden Center, Keith Hansen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension horticulturist will discuss selecting the right plants for landscaping projects for long-term success. This will be followed by Laurie Breedlove of Breedlove Landscape Nursery and James Wilhite of Wilhite Landscape fielding your landscape design questions.
Tyler’s annual Azalea Trail where the spring flowers and azaleas show their stuff. For more information go to http://www.tylerazaleatrail.com/
April 5, 2014 – Garden Gala Plant Sale
Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the SFA Pineywoods
Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in historic Nacogdoches, Texas.
The public is encourage to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit www.sfagardens.sfasu.edu two weeks before the sale for a list of available plants.
April 12, 2014 – Landscape Tips for Curb Appeal
Come to this morning’s program at 9 AM at the Rose Garden Center, where Dee Bishop, Smith County Master Gardener and longtime landscape professional, will share ideas on how to easily set out a colorful and inviting welcome mat to your home with plants. Artfully planted and strategically placed containers and small beds can create a dramatic and warm welcome to your front door, even if you are a renter. Demonstration planters will be offered as door prizes.
May 17, 2014 – Saving Water With Drip Drip Irrigation Basics and Applications
Come to this morning program at the Rose Garden Center where Brad McCullough, Licensed Irrigator with Ewing Irrigation, will explain, and then show, how a drip irrigation system can be easily installed to save you time and money. Part of the program will be in the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden where they will show how easily an existing spray irrigation section can be retrofitted and converted to a drip system. Lecture ~ 45 – 60 minutes; hands-on demonstration 1 hour +.
June 26, 2014 - Horticulture Field Day – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton
For more information, go to http://flowers.tamu.edu/field-day/
September 25-27, 2014 - Texas Master Gardener Conference
The 2014 Texas Master Gardener conference will be held in Odessa, hosted by the Permian Basin Master Gardeners. Visit the website at http://2014tmgaconference.org/ for more information.
October 21-24, 2014 - Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
Inviting all gardeners! 2014 Southern Region MG Conference at Baton Rouge. For information and registration go to… http://www.southernregionmgconf2014.com/