Tag Archives: Master Gardener

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 →

Pruning Fruit Trees and Berries Workshop

Pruning Fruit Trees and Berry Canes February is the perfect month for pruning fruit trees and berry canes. Travis County Master Gardeners Reed Burnam, Joe Posern, and Sheryl Williams will be conducting a hands-on workshop on how to prune peaches, plums, pomegranates, figs, persimmons, loquats, and blackberries. Please join us February 15, 2020 from 10am to 1pm. The workshop is held outdoors at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center Community Garden, 1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753. Space is limited, please reserve your spot here. The Gus Garcia… Read More →

Drip Irrigation Workshop

Drip Irrigation Workshop – Free to the Public Saturday, January 11, 10 am to 12 PM Freedom Home Baptist Church garden Rain or Shine   We all know that drip irrigation is an efficient way to conserve water and is an important tool in the Earth-Kind landscape. Come to this free Drip Irrigation workshop to learn how to install a drip irrigation system from Travis County Master Gardener irrigation experts. Led by Travis County Master Gardeners Joe Posern and Sheryl Williams, you will install a drip irrigation system in… Read More →

What’s New in the Garden? Time to Cut Back Plants?

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. Is it Okay to Cut Back Plants? The recent freeze damaged some of the perennial foliage and flowering plants. JoAnna, the Pollinator Garden leader advises that it’s okay to remove dead foliage on perennials, but hold off pruning woody shrubs. All of the annual vines that didn’t survive were added to the compost pile. To see what else can… 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 →