Henderson County Master Gardeners Receive Awards The Texas Master Gardener state conference was held in Victoria, Texas, on April 27, 2019. During the conference, Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) received four state awards for the 2018 year. HCMGA competes in the Medium-Large category, with 50-99 members. HCMGA received awards in each Search for Excellence category submitted to the Texas Master Gardener … [Read more] about Henderson County Master Gardeners Receive Awards
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Learn About Insects Master Gardener Addie Matney will present “Garden Insects: Beneficial, Harmful, and Pollinators” on Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. This presentation is a part of Henderson … [Read more] about Learn About Insects
Harvest Garden Taking Shape If you have been to the Henderson County Regional Fairpark Complex lately, you may have noticed an area to the south that is enclosed by a fence. You may be wondering what will go in there and why that space is sectioned … [Read more] about Harvest Garden Taking Shape
HCMGA Plant Sale on Saturday Over 5,000 plants will be offered at Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 3344 Hwy 31E, Athens, TX. The sale will be held inside, … [Read more] about HCMGA Plant Sale on Saturday
Bluebonnet: The Rock Star of Texas By David Bickerstaff Welcome to the rock star of the Texas flowers, the bluebonnet. The bluebonnet is not only the official state flower, it also has other official designations: Bluebonnet Tartan- Tartan refers … [Read more] about Bluebonnet: The Rock Star of Texas
Presentation: How a Good Site Analysis Leads to Beautiful Landscaping Henderson County Master Gardener (HCMGA) intern Delbert Hirst will present “How Site Analysis Shapes Your Design” on Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 … [Read more] about Presentation: How a Good Site Analysis Leads to Beautiful Landscaping
Flowering Dogwoods The dogwoods are blooming! A flowering dogwood tree (Cornus florida) is as lovely and graceful as a prima ballerina. These trees have danced their way into the hearts of many gardeners, with their stunning seasonal show, adorned in … [Read more] about Flowering Dogwoods
Unusual Daffodils to Try Love the look of daffodils blooming in spring, but want something with a little more personality? There are numerous narcissus you can plant in your garden. All do not have to look like the typical yellow daffodil. Narcissus come … [Read more] about Unusual Daffodils to Try
Have You Taken a Soil Test Lately? Can you tell how much nitrogen is in your soil? Do you know just by looking if your soil has too much phosphorus? Of course not. That is why you need a soil test. If you are adding fertilizers without testing first, you are … [Read more] about Have You Taken a Soil Test Lately?
Correcting Crape Murder Clearly, the people who owned our property prior to us, and who lived on it a lifetime, loved Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) trees. There are 22 of these gorgeous trees on our land. These tall graceful beauties, with cinnamon and … [Read more] about Correcting Crape Murder