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 Demonstration Garden this week. 5 lbs of mixed collards and kale; and 3 oz of tomatoes Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Annunciation Maternity Home. 32.5 lbs of produce has been donated so far in 2015 On Tuesday, the rain gauge showed we had received 1 inch on rain since last Friday. The temperature was 38 and with the stiff breeze, it was close to freezing. After harvesting some collards and kale, we decided to call it a day. One… Read More →
Harvested from the Demonstration Garden this week. Leeks: 3.5 lb, Broccoli: 1lb, Rutabaga: 5.5 lb Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Annunciation Maternity Home. 27.5 lbs of produce has been donated so far in 2015 The weather continues to be a challenge for gardening outdoors this week. Tuesday was an exception with great weather and volunteers met that day and worked in the garden. However freezing temperatures cancelled the work day on Friday. Also cancelled on Friday was a planned irrigation upgrade work… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. 7lb. lettuce, 2lbs. collard greens, 1.5lbs leeks, 6lbs. kale, 1lb. swiss chard Donations of our garden produce this week was made to… The Caring Place in Georgetown. Even though temperatures were low, volunteers came out to help weed the row garden. Some of the more sensitive plants like sugar snap peas and strawberries were covered in row cover as light freezing was expected during the week. On Friday, more row cover was added as well as cedar mulch and clean pine straw… Read More →