May 28, 2016 – Tyler’s Annual Home Garden Tour
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Rain or Shine – Five homeowners open their private gardens for viewing. $10 in advance and $12 day of tour. Smith County Master Gardeners will be at each home to answer questions. Gardens on the tour include:
527 Pam Drive Buddy & Mary Ann Scudder
2115 Holly Creek Dr. Danny & Rebecca Burk
4486 Cascade Shoreline Dr. Dr. Karen Wies
4350 Cascade Dr. Lew & Louise Anderton
810 W Ninth St. David Hays
Tickets available on May 1st at the Potpourri House, Brookshires on Rice Rd., Robicon on Hwy 155 South, Blue Moon, and the Extension office. Tickets by mail can be ordered from Pat Welch (903) 530-4496 or at MG Garden Tour, 19461 Sandhill Dr., Flint TX 75762
June 7, 2016 – 1st Tuesday in the Garden lecture
An informative free lecture covering Crape Myrtle Bark Scale. Held on the patio of the IDEA garden, the program begins at noon. The lecture is approximately 30 minutes with a Q&A session…
Presented by a Smith County Extension Agent – Kyle Tengler
June 23, 2016 – Horticulture Field Day – Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Overton
The East Texas Bedding Plant Greenhouse and Garden Performance Trial Program was begun by Dr. Brent Pemberton 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.
The seeds are planted, potted, re-potted and moved to the fields. Finally the “Horticulture Field Day” offers the public the opportunity to view the blooming plants. For the agenda and directions to this event, go to http://flowers.tamu.edu/horticulture-field-day/ .
September 10, 2016 – Garden Lecture
Erfan Vafaie, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
At the Rose Garden Center – Lecture part of the 2016 Garden Lectures Series, registration 8 AM, cost $45 for the series, single day ticket $15.
October 8, 2016 – Bulbs & More Fall Conference & Sale
Brent Heath of Brent & Becky’s Bulbs – “Bulbs for Southern Gardens”
At Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. Tyler, TX
Registration 8:00 AM, Program 8:30 AM
Conference fee $15. Bulb and plant sale to follow – No admission fee.
November 1 – 4, 2016 – 2016 Southern Region Conference
Come to the 2016 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference in Arlington and Fort Worth, hosted by Tarrant County. Texas is delighted to have been chosen to host this biennial conference.
Master Gardeners from thirteen southern states will come together to learn from gardening specialists, tour local sites and gardens, partake in The Cowboy Experience and be treated to some good old-fashioned Texan hospitality.
Our Capstone Speaker is actor Barry Corbin who will regale us with stories of growing up in West Texas and talk about drought and water conservation. On the tours you can visit many glorious public, school and residential gardens, as well as the two sports facilities near the hotel.
For more information, follow this link and Read More .
November 12, 2016 – Garden Lecture
Kyle Tengler, “Fruit & Vegetable Production”
At the Rose Garden Center – Lecture part of the 2016 Garden Lectures Series, registration 8 AM, cost $15.
April 27-May 1, 2017 – 2017 TMGA Conference Cruise
We are very excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Texas Master Gardener Conference! This is the first time we’re taking the conference on a cruise ship! Come join us aboard the Carnival Liberty™ for four special days of education and fellowship, along with sun, fun and ocean waves!
Visit the conference website at: http://texasmgconference.com/ where you will find pricing, schedules, frequently asked questions (with answers!), terms and conditions, information on The Galveston Connection and so much more!