Coming Events

March 7, 2015 Cherokee Co. MG Conference

Located at the First Christian Church, 1920 Beaumont, Jacksonville, TX. – Registration 8:00 AM.

Speakers, Mary (of Blue Moon) and James Wilhite (of Wilhite Landscaping). Door prizes, Earth-kind Roses.


March 14, 2015 – East Texas Garden Lecture Series: What’s new in the world of Roses, and how to grow them right.

Location: Chamblee’s Rose Nursery, 10926 US Highway 69, N. Tyler;

Time: 8:30 a.m.  Registration; 9 a.m. program;

Details: Come to this morning program to learn about the newest, easy-care rose varieties that require little or no spraying, M. Chambleeethat can make a colorful impact in your landscape. Mark Chamblee, owner of Chamblee’s Rose Nursery will discuss new rose varieties coming out of breeding programs that are developing superior plants for the environmentally-conscious gardener. Plus, Chamblee will show you how to correctly prune all types of roses, and will end with a tour of his nursery.

Cost: $15 (or $45 for a season pass to all six Lecture Series programs).

Contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith Co office (903) 590-2980, or www.facebook.com/ETGardenConference 


March 19, 2015 - Henderson County MG Spring Conference

The conference begins at 5:00 PM, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 225 Lover’s Lane, Athens, TX. Keynote speaker is Skip Richter, speaking on “Smarter Gardening the Easy Way.” The evening will include a catered dinner. There will be a silent auction of many garden related items and door prizes.

Tickets are $20 each and tables of 6-7 can be reserved. If interested, contact Judy Halderman at jvhaldeman@gmail.com.  Checks (made out to HCMG) can be mailed to Henderson Co. MGs, 100 East Tyler St., Room 300, Athens, TX 75751.


March 21 & 28, 2015 - Anderson County MG Tree Sale

There will be a large variety of trees, shrubs and roses, with the addition of 1000 Dogwood Saplings. The March 21st sale will be held at the Extension Office, 101 E. Oak St., Palestine, TX, in the parking lot behind the Federal Building from 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM.  The sale will be repeated on March 28th at the Farmer’s Market on Spring St. 8:00 AM till sold out.  See the tree list here at 2015 Anderson Co. MG Tree Descriptions. Early orders will be accepted March 2-16, call Brenda at 903-729-0124 or Glenda 903-723-9862.


 March 26-29, 2015 – Texas Forest Country—Azalea Trails and Gardens

The 2015 national Azalea Society of America convention, co-hosted by the Stephen F. Austin State University SFA Gardens and the Texas Chapter of the ASA, is coming to Nacogdoches, TX at the end of March. Five speakers will discuss hunting for, growing, and gardening with azaleas.

Read all about the offerings and registration information—including ASA new member ($30/yr) application—at the following links: www.sfagardens.sfasu.edu or the national ASA Web pages www.azaleas.org.


March 27-28, 2015 - Rose City Artisans & Flower Market at the Goodman

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The Flower Market has been expanded to an upscale open-air market where artisans and vendors can sell everything from – Hand-crafted fine art (mixed media), garden decor, hand made items – like jewelry, bedding plants, herbs, bulbs, produce, wine & more. Live entertainment, concessions and more.

The Smith County Master Gardeners will be there, selling roses and dispensing information.

At the Goodman-LeGrand Museum, 624 N. Broadway, Tyler, TX – Open free to the public – 10 AM – 4 PM


March 28, 2015 - Wood County Spring Conference, “Time to Plant Smater”

Wood CoThe Wood County MGs Spring Conference is at the Quitman High School located at 1101 E. Goode (Hwy 154), Quitman, TX. Registration is free, starts at 8:30 AM. Door prizes and raffle.

Speaker is Steven Chamblee, covering subjects on trees, shrubs and color with emphasis on heavily flowering herbaceous plants. The conference will also include mini seminars on native plants, rainwater harvesting and worm farming.


 March 28, 2015 – Harrison County MG Plant Sale

Starting at 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Come early for prime selection!

FREE DRAWINGS FOR PLANTS ON EVERY HOUR

The Plant Sale is located at 105 N.E. End Blvd., Marshall, TX in the SE corner of the Tractor Supply parking lot.


April 7, 2015 – First Tuesday in the Garden 

The IDEA Garden First Tuesday in the Garden Series is an informative lecture series covering gardening topics suitable for a particular month. The lectures are held on the patio in the IDEA garden, which is located in the southeast corner of Tyler’s Rose Garden starting at noon. There is limited seating. You may want to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The lecture will run for about 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session. The dates for the spring “First Tuesdays” are as follows:

April 7: Keeping Critters Out of Your Containers;

May 5: Getting Ready for Hot Weather;

June 2: Did She Say, “Cut Off Their Heads?” – Summer Perennial Care.

Lectures are sponsored by the Smith County Master Gardeners Association
and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.  Contact: (903) 590-2980.


April 11, 2015 – East Texas Garden Lecture Series: The Edible Landscape

Location: Blue Moon Gardens

Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration: 9 a.m. program;

Details: Veggies and fruits do not have to be relegated to a separate area, alone and by themselves. Come learn from Mary M. WilhiteWilhite how you can incorporate edible crops into an existing landscape both beauty and food.

Contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith Co office (903) 590-2980, or www.facebook.com/ETGardenConference


April 11, 2015 - SFA Gardens hosts Spring Plant Sale & Earth Day Celebration

Hosted at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet Street, Nacogdoches, TX. from 9:00Nac Plant sale AM until 2:00 PM.  A wide variety of hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, unusual species and exclusive SFA and Greg Grant introductions.

The 8th Annual SFA Earth Day celebration will be presented alongside the SFA Plant Sale beginning at 10:00 PM, featuring informational booths, guest speakers, activities for kids of all ages, free local food, live music and more.

Parking is available at the nearby Early Childhood Research Center, 2428 Raguet St.


April 16-18, 2015 – Texas Master Gardener Conference

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The Texas Master Gardener Conference for 2015 will be held at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. This event will start April 16 and conclude on the 18th. More information will be available soon. Please check back at… http://txmg.org/2015tmgaconference/


May 30, 2015 – Home Garden Tour

Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will host their annual Home Garden Tour.  This is an opportunity to walk through 4 or 5 gardens in the community to view private gardens and perhaps discover new and interesting plants and their use in the garden.


 June 6, 2015 - “Jewels in the Garden” Regional MG Conference

Jewels logo copyThe Smith County Master Gardeners proudly present a one day conference dedicated to the memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee, who passed away January 9, 2015.

The conference will be at Tyler’s Rose Garden Center. Nick Staddon, director of the New Plants Team at Monrovia, will be the featured speaker.

Other speakers are Tom LeRoy, retired Extension Agent Horticulture in Montgomery County  and Steve Huddleston, Senior Horticulturalist at the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden.


 September 22-25, 2015 - International Master Gardener Conference

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In the fall of 2015, the conference will be co-hosted by Iowa and Nebraska. Master Gardeners from these states are pleased to welcome Master Gardeners from all over to get a glimpse of “Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland”. Plan to come to Council Bluffs/Omaha September 22-25, 2015 to see what we mean. And while you’re in the area, think about signing up for the pre-conference tour around Nebraska and the post-conference tour through Iowa to see additional horticultural sites outside the Omaha metro area. We look forward to hosting you!  Go to http://mastergardener.unl.edu/imgc2015 for more information.


October 10, 2015 – Fall Conference & Bulb Sale

Each year the Smith County Master Gardeners offer a gardening conference at Harvey Hall, followed by a bulb sale where, in addition to bulbs, a lot of other interesting plants, shrubs and trees are offered .  More details will be available here later this year.


 

 

 

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