Tag Archives: Austin Gardening

Roses for Central Texas Workshop at Leaf Landscape

Roses Featured at Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply North Join us  at 10 am for a rose workshop at Leaf Landscape Supply North. Master Gardener Holly Plotner will share her tips on selecting the right roses for your garden and discuss basic care and maintenance. She and the other Master Gardeners on hand can answer questions on other best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, growing vegetables, and native plants. Look for their table at the Leaf Landscape Supply… Read More →

Don’t Give Up on Pride of Barbados Plants

Texas Superstar® – Pride of Barbados Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima – means “very pretty”) is a tropical plant that is native to South America and the Caribbean and is a reliable perennial in Travis County. The alternate common names, such as flame tree, peacock flower, and flowering fence hint at its magnificent display. It is a fast-growing shrub or small tree that can reach heights of up to 10 feet and can be pruned to maintain its shape and size. Pride of Barbados is known for its… Read More →

What’s Happening in the May Vegetable Garden

Austin’s May Vegetable Garden Checklist Tips from Paula Wolfel May provides a window when a few more vegetables can be planted before the summer heat arrives, but is mainly a month when Austin gardeners tend to the plants that were put in the ground earlier in the spring and start harvesting. Many gardeners are harvesting beans, peas, tomatoes, squashes, radishes, carrots, lettuces, and squashes, to name a few. Unfortunately, also in May, insects and diseases are in full force. Pill bugs, tiger moth caterpillar and the saltmarsh caterpillars… Read More →

May Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener May Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market May Plant Clinic can answer questions on tree trimming, 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… Read More →

The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success Webinar May 8th

The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success Webinar with Kirk Walden Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Travis County concludes their 2024 Texas Tough Plants educational series with The 6D’s of Container Gardening Success, May 8th, 10 am to noon. Kirk Walden, Travis County Master Gardener, will convince you that whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with… Read More →

Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape North

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply North Join us at the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply North. The Master Gardeners can answer questions on the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, growing vegetables, 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… Read More →

Inside Austin Gardens Tour Set For May 11

The Travis County Master Gardeners Association has set Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, for their popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT). The tour provides a rare look inside four private gardens that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas that will inform and inspire. Featured Gardens Showcase Diverse Settings The tour’s theme is “For Gardeners. By Gardeners”, focusing on the vast variety and practical beauty of native and well-adapted plants in the garden. In turn, each garden has a theme that highlights a particular set… Read More →

Trees: Your Landscape Legacy Webinar

Trees: Your Landscape Legacy with Yvonne Schneider Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Travis County continues their 2024 Texas Tough Plants educational series with Trees: Your Landscape Legacy, April 10th, 10 am to noon. This is a free program. Yvonne Schneider, Travis County Master Gardener Tree Specialist, will explore the many benefits that trees provide for your personal property as well as the general environment. A special focus will be placed on choosing the right tree that is well-suited to Austin’s climate and soil conditions. Click Here to Register Now, Live… Read More →

April Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener April Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market April Plant Clinic can answer questions on tree trimming, vegetable gardening, landscaping small spaces, butterfly gardening, the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, and pest management. The children’s activity will be “The Pollinators” and it will accompany a giveaway for free flower seeds. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find… Read More →

Master Gardeners at Wells Branch Eco Fair

Visit the Master Gardeners Plant Clinic at Wells Branch Eco Fair The Wells Branch M.U.D. is hosting an Eco Fair at the Shoreline Recreation Center at 3000 Shoreline Dr., Austin, TX 78728 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Travis County Master Gardeners will be participating with their Plant Clinic traveling help desk. They are available to answer questions on composting, the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. A small selection of free vegetable and flower seeds… Read More →