Parker County Master Gardener Association's

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, April 8, 2017 8 a.m. - Noon

 

Native Plants and Grasses, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Annuals, Roses, Shrubs...

Educational presentations on various topics.

Bring plant & gardening questions to “Ask a Master Gardener” table.

 

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office

604 N Main Street   Weatherford, Texas

Proceeds help fund horticultural educational and community projects in Parker Co.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

These are some of our ongoing projects:

Memorial Butterfly Garden

Dedicated to Ashley Deal

The Parker County Master Gardener Association designed and installed the Butterfly Garden in the summer of 2003.

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Monarch Waystation

If there was something you could do in your own backyard to help a butterfly, would you do it? If it improved the look of your flowerbeds, attracted beneficial insects, and was good for the environment, would you think about it? It’s an important question, and worth your consideration because the monarch butterfly needs your help.

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No Rocks in Your Pots

How did this practice ever get started?  I have been gardening for a good while and I don't know how many books, TV programs, and magazine articles, I have seen that indicate put a layer of gravel in the bottom of a contain before planting. Next came packing peanuts. Don't use either.  

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Taking Care of Birds in Winter

 What can be more cheerful than seeing a bare tree full of bright Cardinals in your backyard after a heavy snow in January? Even though this scene might make a perfect picture postcard, the birds themselves may be struggling to survive. A loss of native habitat poses a challenge for our native birds, but there are some simple things you can do to increase their chances this winter.

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What Would Fall Be Like Without Gourds?

What would fall be like without gourds? No pumpkins for Halloween. No decorative gourds for our fall décor. No dried gourds for next year’s birdhouses and feeders. Thank goodness for our local growers who flood the market each year with their latest crops. I love the almost endless variety; but even more I love the pleasure of growing my own.

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