Parker County Master Gardeners
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Parker County Master Gardener Association will present a landscaping class from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Chandor Gardens, 711 West Lee Avenue in Weatherford. Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist for Chandor Gardens, will give a program on designing and building a cottage garden. The class will cover how to preserve the historic look of gardens while adding a new feature. A cottage garden will be added behind the Bride’s Cottage, and the class will discuss overall layout for maximum effect in a small space. Participants will plant a variety of plants, leaving the cutting flower section for a later date when the danger of frost has passed. The fee is $10 and handouts will be available. Take gloves and hand shovels for a hands-on experience. For more information, call 817-613-1700 or visit www.pcmga-texas.org.
The Parker County Master Gardener Association is hosting an educational meeting on vegetable gardening at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Texas Agrilife Extension Office, 604 N. Main St, Weatherford, TX. Topics include what and when to plant, the best varieties for Parker County, soil testing, seeds versus transplants and much more. If you have additional questions, call 817-598-6168.
The Parker County Master Gardeners will present a free vegetable gardening class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office, 604 N Main in Weatherford. Now is the time to do planning and preparation for successful spring gardens. This is one of our the Master Gardeners’ most requested and popular programs. Master Gardener specialists who have years of successful experience in raising their own vegetables in Parker County will be available to answer questions. For more information, call 817-598-6168 or visit www.pcmg-texas.org.
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 9:30am - 11:00am
The Parker County Master Gardeners will present a free composting seminar from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Willow Park Demonstration Garden and community center, 101 Stagecoach Trail. Attendees will learn the benefits of composting and exactly how to set up their own home composting area. More details can be found at www.community-news.com.
Presented by a Master Gardener Composting Specialist, this program will feature the Master Gardeners’ composting station at the gardens. Attendees will learn the benefits of composting and exactly how to set up their own home composting area. Composting can be easy, inexpensive and the results only save money, promote a healthier and more beautiful lawn and garden, and help the environment.
As the weather has finally changed, gardeners are able to get back out into their gardens and yards, assessing damage from a miserable summer, preparing for winter and just plain enjoying the outdoors. As the leaves begin to fall from trees, they will remind us of the long, mild afternoons ahead that will be spent raking yards. For some of us, piles of leaves make us think of composting. Ideally we should all think of composting. This year, instead of bagging and sending them to a landfill, consider using those leaves by beginning or adding to your composting area.
Sat, 09/17/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Parker County Master Gardeners and Chandor Gardens will sponsor a free program for the community from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist at Chandor Gardens and Larry Schaapveld, 30 year veteran of the Texas Forestry Service will provide a Powerpoint presentation and a walking tour of the gardens. These experts will discuss and answer questions for participants on the benefit, use and selection of shrubs and trees for this area. Parker County Master Gardeners will display a selection of trees of varying sizes that are available through local nurseries. They will also provide information on their annual fall plant sale set for Oct. 8, 2011. For more information, call Lee Ann Nave at 817-613-1700.
LaDonna Stockstill, a Parker County Master Gardener, will tell you how to plant a butterfly garden in your yard at the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) meeting on June 9th at the Harberger Hill Community Building, 701 Narrow Street, in Weatherford.
The Cross Timbers Chapter of NPSOT meets the second Thursday of the month at Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford.
The chapter business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm followed by a social at 6:45 pm with the program starting at 7:00 pm. Our mission is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach, and example.
For more information, contact Eileen Porter 817-596-5567. The public is welcome.
Sat, 06/11/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Parker County Master Gardeners will host a free shade garden program Saturday, June 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Azle Memorial Library, 263 E. Main Street, Azle. The community is invited to join as Steven Chamblee, Chief Horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford presents a program, “Texas Tough Shade Gardens”. Steven Chamblee is a consulting editor and author for Neil Sperry’s Gardens magazine and writes his own monthly e-newsletter column.
Sat, 05/14/2011 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
The Master Gardeners will meet on Saturday, May 14, at Stuart’s Nursery, 2317 Ft Worth Highway, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The community is invited to bring their gardening questions to this free Ask-A-Master-Gardener program. A Vegetable Gardening specialist will be on site to discuss this topic with residents. Hand-outs on rainwater harvesting will also be available.
The Parker County Master Gardeners will host Dotty Woodson, Extension Program Specialist-Water Resources, Texas AgriLife Extension, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at the Ag. Services Center, 604 North Main in Weatherford. Seating is limited to 75. Registration is $15 and should be paid in advance at the extension office to secure a spot. For more information, visit http://www.pcmg-texas.org.