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/

Fall 2019  and Spring 2020 Home Owner Educational Programs

PLEASE SEE THE UPCOMMING EVENTS CALENDAR FOR DETAILS OF EACH PROGRAM  

GARDENING BY THE YARD

Homeowner Workshops

Rowlett Road & Bridge District 1 &

Texas A&M Agrilife Satellite Office

715 Rowlett Road, Garland 75040

 

MONTH                                  TIME                                                      TOPIC

July      27                               10:00-12:00                                     Fall Vegetable Gardening

Sept       21                              9:00-12:00                                     Water Conservation in the Home Landscape

Oct       12                                9:00-11:00                                    Fall Planting Trees and Shrubs                                                              11:00-12:30                                     Shade Tolerant Perennials

Jan       18                               9:00-12:00                                     Pruning  Trees and Ornamentals

Feb         1                               9:00-3:00                                       Principals of Landscape Design

Feb       15                               9:00-12:00                                    Success With Fruit Trees

March    7                               9:00 –1 2:00                                 Spring Into Vegetable Gardening

April     18                              9:00-12:00                                      Easy Spring Lawn Care

 

The class fee is $15.00 per session or $50.00 for the series of seven excluding February 1 Principals of Landscape Design. There will be a $50.00 fee for this class which includes supplies and a luncheon.

FALL 2019 GARDENING BY THE YARD Rowlett Road registration form

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 of 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.

 

STARTING A SCHOOL GARDEN

 

Gardening Resources Links

 

Turf

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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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