ANDERSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS STAY BUSY DURING THE SUMMER
Heavy rains made a heavy growth of gaillardia in the Demo Garden and many weeds for the group to pull.
The June Meeting was held at the Athens Arboretum with a tour of the gardens.( See pictures above)
In July the group attended the AgriLife East Texas Horticulture Day in Overton and were treated
to a display of hundreds of ornamentals. Among the favorites were coleus, ornamental
sweet potatoes (Ipomoea). Five varieties of Dahlia were being grown under a shade cloth.
Anderson County Master Gardeners are trained volunteers facilitating the educational work. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer program conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.