Welcome to the CBMGA Newsletter with ramblings on all things plants and having a successful gardening experience.
Contributions by individuals knowledgeable in their field and Master Gardeners, including one of very own Master Gardeners and a founding member of CBMGA, Keith Kridler will be featured in the upcoming publications.
CBMGA Plant Ramblings will initially not be published on a regularly scheduled basis but as contributers have time to make their submissions, we will publish them. We will make every effort to ensure the publications will be providing current information if seasonal plant related.
We are just starting our newsletter so please excuse the mess. You can look for more from this page the near future. You will also be able to subscribe to this page and receive notice of new postings. We hope you enjoy the information presented here and look forward to hearing back from you.
Area Home School Students Tour the CBMGA Master Gardens The CHEMPA organization brought around 20 area home schooled students for a field trip Friday March 31 to tour the Master Gardens at the Titus County Extension Offices. The group tries to incorporate a field trip every Friday to offer the students experiences they won’t get just from their studies at home. The students only had 45 minutes to spend at the Master Gardens but still learned about several of the specialized areas. Area Home School Students Tour the… Read More →
CBMGA 2016 – A Year of Accomplishments Wow, what an outstanding year 2016 has been for Cypress Basin Master Gardeners Association. And there is no question it would not have been nearly as outstanding without great hardworking members. We have been fortunate in so many ways including the outstanding leadership provided by our executive board. This journey will give a glance back over 2016 showing where we have been and what we have done. The chart below shows 50 projects, events, field trips and awards. Each Month and… Read More →
CBMGA held its annual Christmas Party(December Business Meeting)December 8 and the whole gang had something they wanted to say… As expected, it was an extraordinary evening mingling and visiting with good friends. And of course there were lots of goodies to eat. and and what is a Christmas Party(December Business Meeting) without your traditional Christmas Elves! The first official (and everyone knows an elf is officially not official if they are not wearing at least some official elf wear) elf to arrive was our own Jack Rose. As evidenced… Read More →
CBMGA honored Jim and Betty Falk for their years of service and presented them with a plaque honoring them by renaming our Superstar Bed, as the "Jim and Betty Falk Superstar Bed". Thanks Jim and Betty for all you have done over the years. You are an inspiration to us all. The evening also included our annual graduation ceremony to present all of the interns with their certificate awarding them the official title of "Texas Master Gardener". Each of them completed 50 hours of classroom training and… Read More →
CBMGA PLANT RAMBLINGS and Kridler’s Korner Issue 2 – October 2016 Featured Speaker Rosemary Morgeson spoke of Roses – Planting, Pruning, Propagating We had another great social time before the meeting featuring some wonderful German food in honor of Oktoberfest. I should have written some of the names down but some of them were long enough they might have taken up most of the newsletter space. All of it was outstanding but Ladd and Evelyn Winkleblack made a special trip to Munster (an old traditional German… Read More →
Here is a list of things that can/should be done in your gardens during October and just a reminder to enjoy the upcoming holiday. Time for a soil test if it has been three years since your last test. Time to set pocket gopher, mole, rat and mouse traps around your property. See how many rodents might want to move into and under your property. Wait till the end of Oct. to trim back over grown landscape shrubs, so that they will not simply re-sprout new growth before… Read More →
We will be at the Titus County Fair manning our booth with lots of bulbs for sale at way below commercial prices, crafts and gardening advice. You can come by and "Ask A Master Gardener" a question about your plants, or most anything horticultural. See if you know which bugs are Good and which bugs are Bad. Here are few for you to practice on: Can you tell if a plant if over watered or under watered? And what about the nutrients your plants need? Is your dirt… Read More →
CBMGA Plant Ramblings Issue 1, September 2016 Welcome to our first official digital newsletter/blog (at least in a long time). We hope you find it interesting, informative and entertaining and if you have any thoughts concerning the newsletter/blog, you can comment at the bottom. There are several places, include at the bottom of the newsletter/blog you can subscribe. We hope you do and that you share us with your friends. CBMGA held its monthly meeting Thursday evening September 8, 2016. Lisa Egner, owner of Texas Heritage Gardens Egner… Read More →
Here are some shots from the end of August Come Grow With Us Cypress Basin Master Gardeners
WOW! CBMGA had a really great meeting this past Thursday. We had two great speakers on canning, our wildflower project is going forward with the arrival of the wildflower seeds, information of the Master Gardener State Convention, two field trips were announced and propagation of hydrangeas were covered. Our own Master Gardeners Jill Klepzig and Rhonda Lesher shared the honors of speaking on various aspects of canning. Jill spoke first on pressure canning, demonstrating the parts of a pressure canner and how important it is to make sure… Read More →
Our guest speaker for the May meeting was Dr. J. W. Smith, a renowned entomologist. He spoke on the various types of butterfiles, their habitats, presented pictures of their egg, larval and adult stages. We wish to thank Dr. Smith for his excellent and enjoyable presentation on butterflies and their fights. At the meeting, Rhonda Lesher gave an initial summary of the plant sale. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the plant sale making it a great success. Special thanks to Debbie DeWolfe for once again taking on… Read More →