Spring Plant Sale This Saturday 4/16 from 8 AM-1PM

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Get started with some great additions to your Spring landscape and garden! Join us Saturday for our Spring Plant Sale. With over 300 varieties of plants that thrive in the Big Country, you’re sure to find something you will love. Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide guidance as you select and purchase your plants.  The sale begins at 8 AM in the Modern Living Mall of the Taylor County Expo Center. Come early to enjoy the best selection.

Check out the attached list to see what we’ll have to offer!  BCMGA Spring Sale Plants 2016

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Spring Vegetable Gardening Seminar Friday April 1

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Would you like to learn more about vegetable gardening? Join us for an informative seminar:

Friday morning April 1

9 am- 12 noon

Taylor County Extension Office, on the Taylor Co. Expo Center grounds

Free to all who pre-register by March 31/ $10 fee at the door for walk-ins

Please pre-register with the Taylor County Extension office by March 31st . To register for the seminar contact the Taylor County Extension office at 325-672-6048.

Home gardening continues to grow in popularity.  One of every three families does some type of home gardening, according to conservative estimates, with most gardens located in urban areas.  The goal of this seminar is to give gardeners the basic tools to help them make practical decisions and become successful vegetable gardeners.

Soil: Our seminar will begin with Dr. Jake Mowrer, State Extension Soil Nutrient and Water Resource Specialist via distance from College Station giving a presentation on garden soil preparation.  Dr. Mowrer will discuss the proper steps to understand, establish and manage garden soils.

Compost: If you’re interested in having your own backyard compost for your garden, this seminar will discuss how to get started. Audrey Gillespie, Big Country Master Gardener and Composting Specialist will discuss the benefits and uses of compost.

Vegetable Selection and Care: Dr. Russ Wallace, Extension Vegetable Specialist from Lubbock will wrap up our seminar with a discussion of a number of topics including Variety Selection, Fertilization and Watering and Weed and Insect Control.

Vegetabel Gardening Seminar


Spring Plant Sale Saturday April 16!

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Our Spring 2016 Plant Sale is almost here! Plan now to come early to buy healthy plants that are sustainable for Abilene’s climate: water-wise perennials, annuals, succulents, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, ornamental grasses, and roses.

Have you been thinking about getting a rain barrel? Come visit with our Master Gardeners about rainwater harvesting. You can purchase your ready-to-use rain barrel at the Plant Sale!

Doors open at 8 AM…and will close at 1 PM. Cash, Checks (with ID), Credit and Debit cards are accepted for payment. Bring your wagon and load it up with plants that will thrive and survive in the Big Country.

For a detailed list of the plants offered at the Spring 2016 Plant Sale, check this website after April 11. As soon as the list is finalized, it will be posted to enable participants to plan ahead!

Big Country Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Saturday April 16

8 AM – 1 PM

Modern Living Mall on the Taylor Co. Fairgrounds

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