Antelope-Horns milkweed are native to Central Texas. If you have this plant in your yard, please don’t step on it or pull it up, milkweeds are perhaps best known for being the food plant for caterpillars of the renowned Monarch butterflies!
Tuesday, May 24th – Vines and Wines Program
“5th Annual Central Texas Vines and Wines Program”
at the Justin Mechell family vineyard, 536 Cervenka Road in West, Texas
Learn: Planting Vines, Early Vine Management, and more!
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, McLennan County along with multiple county extension committees will host the 5th Annual Central Texas Vines and Wines program on
Tuesday, May 24th at the East of West Vineyard, located at 536 Cervenka Road in West, Texas. A breakfast and a steak lunch will be provided during the program. Door prizes!
- RSVP before May 19th by contacting the office at (254)757-5180
or email email@example.com
- Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and consist of a $35 registration fee.
1 IPM TDA CEU will be provided.
The Justin Mechell family will be hosting and focusing on vineyard establishment. Michael Cook, Extension Viticulturist will speak on Balancing the See Saw, Grape Production Matching Grape Quality. Justin Mechell and Fran Pontasch, Extension Viticulturist will speak on Planting Vines and Early Vine Management. Fran will also speak on The Importance of Early Training and Pruning of Vines, and Joey Bagnasco, owner of Valley Mills Vineyard, will lead a tasting and discussion on The Five Types of Wines, A Difference in Taste.
Monthly Seminars for Central Texas Gardeners
June 16 – June 16 – Garden Pests/Pesticides
The next Monthly Seminar will be Thursday, evening , 6:30-8:00 pm., June 16, 2022.
More information to come.
Location: Master Gardener Learning Center at the 1605 N. Main, Belton Texas.
Our seminars are free but the BCMGA will accept donations of up to $5.00.
Seminars are presented each month January – November.
For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 16 – Garden Pests/Pesticides
- July 21 – Lawn/Garden Irrigation
- August 18 – Aquaponics
- September 15 – Rain Barrels
New Office Space – Come by for a visit!
We are still in the same building, at the Bell County AgriLife Extension Building on Main, but we have a new office and it’s much larger! As you enter the building, we are in the office directly to the left. This is also where the Help Desk is located. Come by for a visit!
Help Desk – 4 Days a Week
The help desk is now open 4 days a week. Monday through Thursday, 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. Master Gardener members volunteer to work a morning or afternoon shift, one day a week. If you are a Master Gardener and would like to volunteer to work a shift at the help desk, let us hear from you.
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Blooming Bell Newsletter May 2022
BCMGA Mission Statement
The Bell County Master Gardeners Association assists the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in providing high quality, relevant, research-based horticultural education and service to the residents of Bell County and the state of Texas through outreach, teaching, and demonstration projects.