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2023 Plant Sale

Our 2023 Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale is becoming a Parker County tradition. It will be Saturday, April 8th, at 

Heritage Park, 317 Santa Fe, Weatherford, 76086

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - rain or shineCASH or CHECK ONLY

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.

Download the colorful flyer here.

Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service who have completed at least 50 hours of horticulture training.

  • Cucumber Transplant Issues

    I transplanted some healthy cucumber transplants. In a few days, the middle of the stems dried up no bigger than a string. Above and below the shrunken stem the plant looked healthy with diameter of the stems the size of a pencil. After a few days, tops of the plants suffered and died because no nourishment could get to the top. I raised the transplants from seeds in my greenhouse and they were healthy when I set them out with the onset of the problem appearing after five to eight days. What was the problem?

  • When Can Red Yucca Be Transplanted?

    Red Yucca Hesperaloe parvifolia are truly not a Yucca at all. This plant is a succulent in the Agave family. The answer to your question: just about any time you are ready to tackle the job.


    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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  • When is the Best Time to Transplant Nandinas?

    Container grown plants can be planted any time throughout the year. Fall and winter are great times to transplant shrubs and trees.