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Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9am to 5 pm

Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, Chautauqua Auditorium

Pop-Up Horticulture presents

“Celebrating Public Spaces”

On Saturday, September 30, Ellis County Master Gardeners’ “Pop-Up Horticulture” will participate in the Chautauqua Preservation Society’s Annual Assembly. This day-long free festival will be held at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium and in nearby Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. Hours are 9am – 5pm. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Public Spaces” and will feature cultural and educational presentations, demonstrations, music and exhibits.

Located in the large Exhibit Tent next to the Chautauqua Auditorium, the Master Gardeners will be on hand to share their expertise and offer tips on making landscape improvements to help beautify our neighborhoods and communities.

To learn more about Chautauqua’s history and the Waxahachie Chautauqua, as well as information on this year’s program and events, go to www.waxahachiechautauqua.org. So, bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and informative day at Chautauqua’s Annual Assembly. And be sure to stop by the Master Gardeners booth.

 

The Texas Master Gardener Program is an educational, volunteer program conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. Working through the local AgriLife Extension office in Waxahachie, Ellis County Master Gardeners provide horticultural related information to the communities and residents of Ellis County.

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017  — 8am to 1pm

Butterfly Garden on the Waxahachie Hike and Bike Trail

701 Howard Road just southeast of downtown Waxahachie

Ellis County Master Gardeners Pop-Up Horticulture presents

“Attracting Butterflies To Your Garden”

What is more beautiful than watching a butterfly hovering over a flower…. and then wondering “how can I attract these beautiful creatures to my yard?” The answer is simple – Just mark your calendar for Saturday morning, October 7, and come out to the Ellis County Master Gardeners’ Butterfly Garden located on the Waxahachie Hike and Bike Trail at 701 Howard Road just southeast of downtown Waxahachie.

There you will find veteran Master Gardeners Cheryl Sandoval and Carolyn Ross ready to offer tips on what and how to plant to attract a variety of butterflies to your yard. “What better place to talk about this subject than in this beautiful garden dedicated to attracting butterflies,” Sandoval stated. You will learn how to distinguish three butterflies that look very much alike but only one is the Monarch. The different varieties of milkweed (a must for the Monarch) will be covered, as well as the latest news on how to help with the migration of Monarchs.

“The lifecycle of butterflies is fascinating,” continues Sandoval. “We will cover the various stages so you’ll learn what to look for in your own gardens.” There will be pictures, handouts and also plants available to start your own butterfly garden.

This event is part of the “Pop-Up Horticulture” education series sponsored by the Ellis County Master Gardener Association. The program is appropriate for children and adults.

Hope to see you on Saturday morning, October 7, at the Butterfly Garden! Just look for the white pop-up tent. Parking is available behind the rodeo arena off Matthews Street. The hours are 9-11 AM.

The Texas Master Gardener Program is an educational, volunteer program conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. Working through the local AgriLife Extension office in Waxahachie, Ellis County Master Gardeners provide horticultural related information to the communities and residents of Ellis County.

 

 

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