Coming Events

February 25, 26, 2017 – Earth-Kind Landscape Design School 

Home landscape plants that conserve waterThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the 2017 Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School Feb. 25-26 at Myers Park and Event Center, 7117 County Road 166 in McKinney. The course will be from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 26. “During this unique educational experience, you will learn how to design, plant and manage a landscape that is beautiful, low-maintenance, tolerant to heat, drought and torrential rains, and the ultimate in environmental responsibility,” said Dr. Steve George, AgriLife Extension landscape specialist, Dallas.

For further info. , go to – Earth-Kind Landscape Design 

February 27, 28, 2017 – Landscape Design School 

The George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A & M University will be the site of Landscape Design School II, February 27-28, 2017.  The Schools are sponsored by Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. & the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A & M University.  This course is popular with Texas Master Gardeners and can now be utilized by them for continuing education credit.

Registration form may be obtained from: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/southerngarden/LDFeb17/

March 4, 2017 – Ruston Master Gardeners to hold Daffodil Seminar

The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their fifth annual seminar on Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. until noon at Lomax Hall of Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.

The theme for this year’s seminar is Daffodils:  Bring Your Best Buds.

Speakers include: Greg Grant: Daffodils for Southern Gardens; Kathie Rowell:  Not Just Daffodils: Other Bulbs and Companion Plants; Celia Jones;  The Legacy of Annie Lou’s Daffodils

Admission will be $15.00 at the door.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and speakers will begin at 8:30 a.m.  There will be door prizes and refreshments.  For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/nclmg

March 4, 2017 – Gregg Co. MG Spring Gardening Seminar

Conference speakers include:  Tom LeRoy, Vegetable Gardening in Containers and Steven Chamblee, Shade Gardening and Peace, Love & Milagros.  Doors open at 8:00 AM.  Cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For information, call 903-236-8429.

At First United Methodist Church, 400 North Fredonia St., Longview, TX

March 10, 2017 – Master Gardeners at the Library

“Master Gardeners at the Library” is a series of 5 lectures sponsored and provided by the Smith County Master Gardeners.  The programs will be held on Fridays at 11:30 in the Tyler Library’s Taylor Auditorium. March’s lecture – “Azaleas” with Keith Hansen

 

March 11, 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 the Tyler Rose Garden Center.

Ticket Information:  Season tickets for all six seminars are $45 per person and may be purchased in advance at the Extension Office at 1517 W. Front Street, Suite 116 in Tyler.  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 features Greg Grant “The Natives are Restless – Native, Exotic and Invasive Plants”.

March 11, 2017 – Wood Co. MG Spring Conference

Conference speakers include Wood Co. Master Gardeners, and Keith Hansen who will speak on “Tried & True, New & Different, and Unsung Plants to Find and Try for Your Landscape”.

Free to Public – Doors open at 7:30 AM – Great door prizes. Sponsored b the Wood County MG Association and the the  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Wood County.

At the Carroll Green Civic Center, 602 S. McAllister St., Quitman, TX

March 25, 2017 – Propagation Specialist Course

The Master Gardener plant specialist course, March 24-25, at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington gives you two full days of hands-on learning a variety of propagation techniques.  Propagation experts and specialists will teach the course. Registration is limited to two MGs per county.

Cost is $225. The registration form is available on the Texas Master Garden website, txmg.org. Click on the Specialist Training link . Deadline to register for the propagation course is March 1.

March 25, 2017 – Bluebird Season Kickoff

Let me talk to you.Join us, please.  As many as 200 (our maximum capacity) bluebird enthusiasts will gather for a fun-filled and educational experience. Look at the flier and website for our 2017 Bluebird Season Kickoff and Fund Raising Auction, which takes place March 25th, 9:00 – 3:00, at Waco Convention Center.

 

April 3 – 5, 2017 – Water Efficient Landscape Design School

Do you have a landscape that could use some sprucing up and could become more water efficient? The Water Efficient School for Master Gardeners provides you the skills to be your own landscape designer. You bring the project and we provide the guidance. You will learn basic landscape design techniques, native/adaptive plant selection, rainwater harvesting and efficient irrigation to help your project become the envy of water efficient landscapes. This is a three-day program with Monday and Tuesday evening optional design workshops.  This workshop is only open to current Master Gardener volunteers.  For details and cost, go to Water efficient landscape design school Dallas/

April 8, 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 Blue Moon Nursery – Edom.

Ticket Information:  Season tickets for all six seminars are $45 per person and may be purchased in advance at the Extension Office at 1517 W. Front Street, Suite 116 in Tyler.  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 “From Garden to Vase” at Blue Moon Nursery.

April 21, 2017 – Master Gardeners at the Library

“Master Gardeners at the Library” is a series of 5 lectures sponsored and provided by the Smith County Master Gardeners.  The programs will be held on Fridays at 11:30 in the Tyler Library’s Taylor Auditorium. April’s lecture – “Garden Flower Arranging” with Neysa Mueller

May 1, 2017 – TMGA Awards Luncheon-Join us in Galveston

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The Annual TMGA Awards Luncheon will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston after the disembarkation of the cruise ship.

We welcome everyone to join us for a superb luncheon prepared by the renowned chefs at Moody Gardens.

  • Galveston Tours
  • Vendors
  • Commemorative T-Shirts
  • Discounts to area attractions and merchants

This event is brought to you by the Galveston County Master Gardener Association.
For more information, please visit the Galveston Connection link on the conference website. Looking forward to seeing you there!

May 5, 2017 – Master Gardeners at the Library

“Master Gardeners at the Library” is a series of 5 lectures sponsored and provided by the Smith County Master Gardeners.  The programs will be held on Fridays at 11:30 in the Tyler Library’s Taylor Auditorium.  May’s lecture – “Heat Loving Plants” with Andie Rathbone

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.

Early bird registration: October 10, 2016 through January 13, 2017

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”

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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