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New Signs In Coastal Oaks Demonstration Gardens

If you are lost and can’t find your way around Coastal Oaks Demonstration Gardens, just look for the beautiful new signs. They will identify which garden you are observing so you will know where you are.             Bernadette Brown, another amazingly talented Master Gardener, has hand painted identification signs for several beds within the garden.  She has done a beautiful job capturing the essence of the beds they are describing.  Thank you Bernadette for all your time and hard work.  It has paid… Read More →

Garden Art Workshop: POT PEOPLE

ROCKPORT – Pot People invaded the AgriLife Conference room on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10 am until noon.  They are currently bringing joy and whimsy to 15 different backyards in the Rockport area. Linda Swiggett, Aransas County Master Gardener once again presented her very popular workshop on how to make Pot People.  Linda has been a Master Gardener since 2014 and has created much of the art that can be seen in the Coastal Oaks Demonstration Gardens, especially in the Children’s Garden area which was a special… Read More →

Growing Grapes in South Texas July Brown Bag Lecture

The July Brown Bag was a great hour filled with all kinds of information about grapes and wine. For example, did you know that there are at least 13 different varieties of grapes that are native to Texas?  Or that there are over 470 Texas wineries making Texas 5th in the nation in wine production? Or that the first commercial winery dates back to 4000 BC? Dr. Justin Schiener, viticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in College Station, is well versed in the arts of growing… Read More →


“I am so pleased the butterfly has found its home!  Spent lots of hours on it. DJ Chilcoat and I originally made it (my hubby actually cut the design out of exterior plywood then DJ and I did the old mosaic.  (Unfortunately, that was in 2005-6 when I was in my mosaic “infancy” and I made a lot of mistakes in terms of adhesives/tiles/grout/sealers.)  We put it in the Children’s garden at Green Acres. When the county decided to move the MG’s to the new site, I just… Read More →