Consumer Horticulture

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CONSUMER HOME HORTICULTURE:

The primary focus of the consumer home horticulture program in Dallas County is to assist homeowners and residents, both single family and multifamily housing to encourage interest in environmental stewardship and home gardening. We offer a wide spectrum of literature and practical resources, host workshops and events throughout the Dallas Metroplex, provide a horticultural help desk and train, supervise and coordinate the Dallas County Master Gardener volunteer program.

Seminars cover topics such as rainwater harvesting, seasonal vegetable gardening, lawn care, tree maintenance, Earth-Kind® landscapes, propagating plants, and much more.

Horticultural Help Desk, staffed by trained Master Gardeners, is available to consumers free of charge M-F from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. For answers to your questions call (214)904-3053 or e-mail dallasmg@ag.tamu.edu.

Speaker’s Bureau provides educational programs to civic organizations, garden clubs and other groups upon request. All speakers are trained Certified Master Gardeners who have researched and developed presentation on topic of their interest. Although there is not a charge for this program, donations are accepted to support the Master Gardener program. To contact the Speaker’s Bureau, e-mail your request to speakersbureau.request@gmail.com. For further information on topics and programs please visit the DCMGA website at: http://www.dallascountymastergardeners.org/

2018 Educational Programs

PLEASE SEE THE UPCOMMING EVENTS CALENDAR FOR DETAILS OF EACH PROGRAM  

Date                            Location                                                               Topic

January  20             Roach Feed & Seed                                            EarthKind(R) Landscape Design

February  10        North Haven Gardens                                          Success  with  Fruit Trees

February 10          Roach Feed and Seed                                           Raised Bed Gardening

February 17          Roach Feed and Seed Garland                           All About Backyard Chickens

February 17          North Haven Gardens                                          EarthKind(R) Landscape Design

March    3             Calloway’s Greenville Ave.                                    Success With  Herbs

March    10         Midway Hills Christian Church                           Spring Into Vegetable Gardening

March  17          Calloway’s Greenville Ave.                                     Vegetable Gardening For Small Spaces

April     7           Methodist Dallas                                                       Garden To Table

April     14          Midway Hills Christian Church                            Grape Planting and Pruning

May     5   pm      North Haven Gardens                                         Early Spring Lawn Care

May  26                Calloway’s  Greenville Ave.                                Summer Lawn Care

July    28              Rowlett Road Dist.1                                             Fall Vegetable Gardening

Sept.    8              Roach Feed Seed Garland                                   Fall Lawn Care and Maintenance

Oct .    13              North Haven Gardens                                         Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Oct.  20                Rowlett Road Dist. 1                                             Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs

Nov.  3                 Midway Hills Church                                             Putting The Garden To Bed

PLEASE SEE THE UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR FOR DETAILS

 

Community and School Gardens are growing in popularity. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension assist community groups, governmental organizations, public entities and schools in assessing the feasibility of establishing a community or school garden. Assistance is also available for design or the garden. If you are thinking of establishing a school or community garden, contact Stephen Hudkins, CEA/Horticulture at (214) 904-3054 or e-mail at Stephen.hudkins@ag.tamu.edu.

Gardening Resources Links

 

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Aggie Turf

 

Annual & Perennial Flowers

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http://www.ccmgatx.org/gardening-resources/plants-for-collin-county/perennials-annuals.aspx

Trees and Woody Ornamentals

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http://ekps.tamu.edu/

TEXAS SUPER STAR PLANTS

http://texassuperstar.com/plants/

OAK WILT

http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/blog/2016/07/07/oak-wilt-tree-diseases/

https://plantdiseasehandbook.tamu.edu/landscaping/eight-step-program-to-oak-wilt-management/

 

Fruit and Nut Resources

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http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/

 

Vegetables & Herbs

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Vegetable Resource Guide

PLANNING THE GARDEN

Recommended Planting Dates

Recommended Vegetable Cultivars For North Central Texas

N. TX. Urban Food Garden Fertilization Guide

Soil & Fertilizing

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http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/

Fertilizing

 

Landscaping

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http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/publications/

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/planning-the-home-landscape/

Insects, Diseases & Weeds

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Walnut Caterpillar

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http://www.texasinsects.org/tree-crops.html.

 

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Right now, you can take the 40 Gallon Challenge. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has compiled some helpful information on the need to conserve water and the 40 Gallon Challenge.  Click here to read the Texas point of view.  Click here for more information on ways you can conserve water in your home and garden today.

You can also view Texas A&M’s Water Education Network  featuring programs and education related to water conservation, water management, irrigation and water quality.

RAINWATER HARVESTING

 

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