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Upcoming 2021 Plant Sale

Our 2021 Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale is becoming a Parker County tradition. It will be Friday afternoon, April 9th, AND Saturday morning, April 10th, at the Parker County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Weatherford, 604 N. Main Street.

Friday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. / Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon - rain or shine.

Every spring, our Master Gardeners update the list of plants that are proven winners for the area. There will be a tremendous selection of perennials, herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, shrubs, and roses available to help get spring gardening off to a great start or to find replacements for any plants lost in the February Artic Blast.The Real Dirt 2021 03

Many of the plant varieties are native or adaptive to Parker County and are drought-tolerant. Some are ideal for butterfly gardens and can provide a waystation for migrating Monarchs and other butterflies. Some of the plants come from local nurseries, but most are grown by Master Gardeners in gardens in Parker County or propagated in our own greenhouse. Master Gardeners will be on hand with information and answers to your questions as well as to assist with your plant selection.

Proceeds from this annual sale go toward providing horticultural education to the citizens of Parker County and promoting sound horticultural practices in everyday gardening.

Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service who have completed at least 50 hours of horticulture training and served a full year of internship with the local Extension office. 

 Download our Plant Sale Flyer here

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    Your Kalanchoe is a wonderful succulent (it can be put outside during warm weather but will not withstand cold temperatures). It makes a great houseplant, if given bright light such as from a southern window.

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    Succulents are a family of plants that can be transplanted anytime during the year. Ideally, the plant prefers to be transplanted in Spring or early Summer, when it is in a growth stage. If you have missed that window of time, and need to move or separate the Red Yucca, go ahead. Dig out away from the plant 6-8 inches and fairly deep as the plant has a good root structure and tap root. Don’t worry about not getting all of the roots. Retrieving 25% of the roots will be a successful move. As with all succulents, place the Yucca in a well drained soil or container. After transplanting water well to set the plant. Then water, or not, as you have normally done.

    If the plant is large,  wrap the plant with a rope or bungee cords to pull the plant in tight and minimize damage to the plant you the mover.

    If the plant is large and needs to be separated, just take a sharp shovel and divide the plant into smaller ones. The separated plants can be easily potted up into containers pr planted. Always us containers that drains well.

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