Williamson County Master Gardeners hold monthly meetings at 7:00 pm at the Williamson County Extension Office, 3151 SE Innerloop Road, Suite A, Georgetown on the second Monday of each month with the doors open at 6:30 pm for social time. Master Gardeners and the public are welcome to attend.
The Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba (pictured right) or “Williamson County” Winecup found only in four or five Texas counties is just one of the many native plants that can be grown in a garden environment. Courtesy Joseph A. Marcus and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
“A garden is a journey that seems to have neither a beginning nor an ending…” John Gaston Fairey
What is a Master Gardener?
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn, to volunteer and help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
What sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. Training is provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service through the local Extension office in Georgetown. Master Gardeners contribute their time as volunteers through their Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities. This includes conducting youth and community education; establishing and maintaining demonstration gardens; and providing a speakers bureau. We work with special audiences in the community (4-H horticultural clubs, Junior Master Gardener groups, schools, and others) for youth and community outreach of a horticultural nature.
Interested in becoming Master Gardener? Click HERE for information on the 2015 Master Gardener Training in Georgetown.
In the Veggie Garden Blog
Harvested from the garden this week. 60 lbs of broccoli flowerets, red and green cabbage, romanesque cauliflower, collards, and lettuce. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Annunciation Maternity Home (10 lbs.) and to the Caring Place in Georgetown (50 lbs.). 170.9 lbs of garden produce has been donated so far in 2015 There was no work in the vegetable gardens on Tuesday due to wet and near freezing temperatures. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we started working on connecting the drip lines to the new irrigation outlets on… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. 8 lbs. cabbage, 2 lbs. broccoli, 2.86 lbs. collards, 4.2 lbs. spinach, Asian greens and mustard greens, 5.5 lbs. lettuce, 1 lb. turnips, 5 lbs. green onions. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Round Rock Area Serving Center(8.5 lbs.) and and the Caring Place in Georgetown (21 lbs). 110.9 lbs of garden produce has been donated so far in 2015 We had a really good turnout on Tuesday and accomplished a number of tasks at the garden…. Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. Broccoli 2.3 lbs; cauliflower .30 lbs (one teeny little head); kolhrabi 1 lb; 3.3 lb red lettuce, and 25 lbs of collard greens and leaf lettuce. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to… The Annunciation Maternity Home(6.9 lbs) and the Caring Place in Georgetown (25 lbs). 82.4 lbs of produce has been donated so far in 2015 Tuesday was wet and chilly again, but we had a pretty good harvest considering its February. After having the water shutoff for a… Read More →