‘Home Aquaponics’ program slated for Oct. 21 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Backyard Gardening series program “Home Aquaponics”from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at its office for Bexar County, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge in San Antonio. “We will be having Steven Sumrow from Aquaponic Systems USA as […]

Horticulture consultant to address Ellison floriculture fall lecture Oct. 8

COLLEGE STATION – The Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University will feature Phil Wilson of Austin, Lower Colorado River Authority general manager, event coordinators said. His topic will be “What will it take to overcome Texas’ water challenge.” The event is Oct. 8, beginning with a reception at 2 p.m. […]

Texas fruit, high tunnel conferences scheduled in Bryan Oct. 6-8

BRYAN — Back-to-back conferences will be held in Bryan Oct. 6-8 for growers interested in fruit production and farming under “high tunnels,” according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists. The third annual fruit conference will be 1-5 p.m.Oct. 6 and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7.  The second annual high tunnel meeting will be 8:30 a.m.-4:15 […]

Master Gardener vegetable specialist certification training set Nov. 4-6 in San Antonio

Program open to Master Gardeners and general public SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Texas Master Gardener vegetable specialist training Nov. 4-6 in San Antonio and the general public is invited to apply, said the program’s coordinator. The program will be at the San Antonio Botanical Garden Educational Room, […]

High Plains gardening classes set Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Potter County will offer the “Introduction to High Plains Gardening” for three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 30. All classes will start at 6 p.m.at the AgriLife Extension offices for Potter County at 3301 E. 10th Ave. […]

Nitty-gritty of gardening will be focus of Sept. 18 program in Seguin

SEGUIN – The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present “The Nitty-Gritty of Gardening Soils, Water and Plant Nutrients” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Guadalupe County Justice Center, 211 W. Court St. in Seguin. Guadalupe County Master Gardeners is a volunteer horticultural program supporting the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, part of the Texas […]

Brown bag lunch Sept. 15 in Schertz to tout tulips, other bulb plants

SCHERTZ — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present their brown bag learning lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway in Schertz. The program will feature Deedy Wright, a propagation specialist and Texas Master Gardener, whose topic will be “Planting with Bulbs.” Admission is free and attendees […]

Plant propagation topic of Sept. 13 program in Schertz

SCHERTZ — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present the program “Propagation of Plants” from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 13 at the Guadalupe County Community Garden. The garden is located behind the Guadalupe County Tax Office Building, 1101 Elbel St.in Schertz. The presenter will be Kathy Carroll, a Guadalupe County Master Gardener for six years and […]

New and old fall zinnias named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms ‘mounds of color’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting until frost when planted in late summer, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Irving, College Station, Bryan now in Water My Yard program

Website can help homeowners cut landscape water use by half – or more Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The new Water My Yard site has been completely updated, making it even easier for homeowners to sign up, create profiles and better manage landscape irrigation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation […]