The Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Yarborough Public Library can answer questions on self-watering container gardening, insect hotels, the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, worm composting, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. Look for their table at the Yarborough Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756.
In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green is a joint program with the City of Austin Watershed Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. You can also pick up a copy of the Vegetable Garden Planting Guide and recommended Vegetable Varieties for Central Texas. Several more resources are available online. Please visit Our Favorite Gardening Resources for Austin and Travis County. Children can learn about gardening too and are invited to participate in a insect habitat activity.
The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is a traveling help desk with Travis County Master Gardeners available to answer questions on various horticultural issues. You can find a Master Gardener at the Yarborough Public Library. At this particular plant clinics we will offer an educational activity for children on building insect hotels.
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Travis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service. In order to become a Master Gardener, each individual receives extensive horticultural training. Master Gardeners use their training and subsequent commitment for continuing education to help Austin area residents with their gardening questions.