Upcoming EventsApr 06April 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmRockport TXUnited States
Events will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport, 78382, 361-790-0103, unless otherwise noted. Overflow parking is next door at the county facilities. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch to any Brown Bag Event.
COME VISIT COASTAL OAKS DEMONSTRATION GARDEN
COASTAL OAKS DEMONSTRATION GARDEN, the demonstration garden designed and maintained by the Master Gardeners, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed holidays). As you approach the gardens, follow the signs and continue to the left corner of the fence where there is a small gate. This gate opens out only. Please be sure to close it if it does not close behind you.
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MASTER GARDENER NEWS
By: Timothy Mullin, Master Gardener It would be an error to assume that the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel Poinsett ‘discovered’ the plant we call by his name. While Mr. Poinsett was the first person to bring the plant back to the United States, the native inhabitants of Central America had known about this winter blooming plant for a long time. Spanish overlords sent samples to Carl Linnaeus for official descriptions and naming in the 1700s, but it isn’t an easy plant to bring into bloom,… Read More →
Due to construction at the Agri-Life building, the November Brown Bag will be held at the Aquarium Education Center, 706 Navigation Center, Rockport. It is not necessary to register, just come and enjoy this free program hosted by the Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Aransas County Office. For more information call 361- 790-0103. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch. The Pop-Up Plant Sale usually held after the Brown Bag has been cancelled due to flooding in the Garden.
No, it is not a swamp. It is the entrance to the Coastal Oaks Demonstration Garden. The drainage pond has been out of its banks for over a month and has kept areas in the Demonstration Garden under almost knee deep water. Since it started raining in September, work at the Coastal Oaks Demonstration Garden has been limited to the upper gardens. The Children’s Garden Area, Granny’s Garden and the Office beds are doing well and all the rain has been making them look lush. We have lost… Read More →