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Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2023
Ready for Container Gardening 101? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners invite you to visit the Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2023 for ideas, advice, and workshops focusing on Austin gardening. Free and open to the public, rain or shine The spring 2023 theme is Container Gardening 101 – for indoor and outdoor gardening. The first 100 attendees will receive a free 5.5″ eco-container and saucer courtesy of Gardenio – a new kind of garden club app for food growers – to start their growing… Read More →
Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2022
Get info on the Spring 2023 Field Day! Travis County AgriLife Extension Service 1600 Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721 Free Admission Free Workshops Kid-friendly Activities Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners invite you to visit the Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2022 for ideas, advice, and DIY workshops. Free and open to the public, rain or shine, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about… Read More →
The 2021 Drought to Deluge Austin Gardening Programs
Learn from Gardening Experts If you’re gardening in Austin, sometimes it feels like everything is conspiring against you. The weather, the soil, the topography, and the number of pests and diseases can overwhelm even the most experienced gardener. Help is on the way! Travis County Texas A&M AgriLife will be hosting several programs in 2021 to help Austin area gardeners be more successful. Topics range from Planning and Design to Vegetable Gardening. The program features experts from Texas A&M University, AgriLife Extension, Travis County Master Gardeners, and the… Read More →
It’s Time to Garden in Austin!
Spring has Sprung in Travis County St. Valentine’s Day is the first day of spring for many gardeners in Travis County. February 14th is usually the start of milder weather and with any luck, the hard freezes are over. Now is the time to garden: prune your roses, start your spring vegetable garden, restart your compost, and get a jump on weeds these few weeks before warmer air arrives in April. Get Expert Advice from Master Gardeners at These Events Travis County Master Gardeners are out and about… Read More →
Leaf Landscape Supply Rescues Pfluger Bridge Demonstration Garden
Pfluger Bridge Plants Replaced – Thank you Leaf Landscape Supply! Last month someone stole several plants from our adopted bed on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge. Sadly, these sort of things happen in public gardening spaces. When Cathy, the Manager of Leaf Landscape Supply North, heard the story, she arranged for Leaf to donate several plants as replacements. The new plants went into the planting bed over President’s Day weekend. Texas Superstar® Plants and “Bling” Leaf’s donation includes several Texas Superstar® plants and a few flats of annuals to… Read More →
What’s New in the Garden? Time to Fertilize Citrus
It’s Time to Fertilize Citrus Here in Austin, the prolonged cold usually comes to an end around Valentine’s Day and the warmer air triggers many plants to come out of dormancy. We’ve already noticed plums blooming in the neighborhood and new buds are emerging on just about everything in the Earth-Kind® Demonstration Garden. Joe, our Master Gardener citrus expert, says that now is the time to fertilize citrus plants. There are two trees in the ground at AgriLife, and both received specially formulated citrus fertilizer as an early… Read More →
What’s New in the Garden – Can You Dig It?
Site Preparation for New Garden Bed A new garden bed and gabion wall is in process at the Earth-Kind Demonstration garden at the AgriLife Extension office on Smith Road, and both require a LOT of digging. The new garden bed is adjacent to a parking area at the AgriLife Extension office and is mostly weeds and grass. The Travis County facilities department regularly mows it but does not provide any other ancillary care or irrigation. Master Gardener Sandy, the wall garden area leader of the Earth-Kind Demonstration Garden,… Read More →
Drought to Deluge, Creating the Resilient Central Texas Garden
Date/Time: March 7, 2020 / 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin 78746 Admissions to Zilker Botanical Garden: (credit card, cash or check): Children (Ages 2 & Under) – Free Youth (Ages 3-17) Austin Resident $3.00, Non Austin Resident $4.00 Adults (Ages 18 – 61) Austin Resident $6.00, Non Austin Resident $8.00 Seniors (Ages 62 & Over) Austin Resident $5.00, Non Austin Resident $7.00 Parking: Parking in the lot is very limited. Overflow parking can be found on… Read More →
What’s New In The Garden? Mulch and Blooms
One day it’s freezing, and the next it’s in the 80’s. Welcome to December in Central Texas! Here’s what’s new in the garden this week at the Earth-Kind® Demonstration garden at Travis County AgriLife Extension and the Travis County Master Gardener garden at Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge. More Mulch Added This week’s garden task was to add two yards of first grind mulch. The mulch will help insulate plants from cold and suppress weeds. Teresa, the Travis County Master Gardener Demo Garden Project Leader, thinks that at least one… Read More →
What’s new in the garden? Renovation at Pfluger Bridge Garden
Here’s what’s new in the garden this week at the Earth-Kind® Demonstration garden at Travis County AgriLife Extension. French Sorrel Thriving in the Herb Garden Pat Cabella, Master Gardener for the herb area in the AgriLife garden, cut back the French Sorrel (Rumex scutatus) a while ago. It is now flush with growth and ready to pick again. French Sorrel can be tricky to grow here in Austin because it wants regular irrigation and shade. Luckily it has both in the herb garden bed here at AgriLife. Dahlia… Read More →