Tag Archives: Austin Gardening

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at August AGE Community Health Fair

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at AGE Community Health Fair on August 27th The Master Gardeners Plant Clinic will be at the August AGE Community Health Fair. They can answer questions on  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 Givens Recreation Center, 3811 East 12th St #1936 Austin, Texas 78721, from 10:00 am – 12:00pm, August 27th. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on… Read More →

Chiggers by Wizzie Brown

What Exactly Are Chiggers? Chiggers are the first stage out of the egg of a particular type of mite. They climb onto people and other animals walking through infested areas, crawl upwards, and wander around the body seeking a good site to settle down and feed. Feeding preference for these mites on humans is in areas where skin is thinnest (behind knees, armpits) or where clothing fits tightly, such as the ankles, waist, and the groin area. What Causes All That Itching? Chiggers do not burrow into skin… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market Plant Clinic can answer questions on worm composting, vegetable gardening, landscaping small spaces, butterfly gardening, the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, and pest management. 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… Read More →

Austin’s August Vegetable Garden

Stay Hydrated and Keep Gardening! I’m not going to lie. I lose the will to garden in the August vegetable garden. I’m out of rainwater, the heat is relentless, and the last thing I want to do is battle the sun to save some seedlings. But somehow, I bully myself into doing it anyway, and it’s a good thing. If you wait until the weather is easier to deal with, you will be out of luck for fall gardening. Last Call for Warm Season Vegetable Starts The first… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Yarborough Public library

  Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Yarborough Public Library 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… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Wells Branch Community Library

  Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Wells Branch Community Library The Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Wells Branch Community Library can answer questions on  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 Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin, TX 78728. 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… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply North

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply North The Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Leaf Landscape North can answer questions on self-watering grow boxes, the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. Look for their table at the Leaf Landscape Supply North, 13292 Pond Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78729. 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… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply South

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply South The Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape South can answer questions on tool care, the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. Look for their table at the Leaf Landscape Supply South, 5700 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735. 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… Read More →

Cicada Killer Wasps by Wizzie Brown

What are these giant wasps?!?!?!?! Cicada killer wasps, common this time of year, are native to Texas.  They are some of the largest wasps that you can find in Texas, reaching up to 1 ½ inches long and can be somewhat frightening if you see them flying about your lawn. Cicada killers have a reddish-brown head and thorax, a black and yellow abdomen, and wings with a rusty tinge.  Only females are capable of stinging because the stinger is a modified egg laying structure. Fortunately, female cicada killer… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at AGE Community Health Fair

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at AGE Community Health Fair on July 9th The Master Gardeners Plant Clinic will be at the AGE Community Health Fair. They can answer questions on  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 Givens Recreation Center, 3811 East 12th St #1936 Austin, Texas 78721, from 10:00 am – 12:00pm, July 9th. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand… Read More →