Parker County Master Gardeners
Join the Parker County Master Gardeners for a fun and informative class. Learn about the challenges of the monarch butterfly, and how to help by creating a butterfly habitat in the yard or neighborhood. The workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9-11 a.m. at the Parker County AgriLife Extension Office, 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford. The cost will be $10. To register, call 817-598-6168.
The Parker County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale is set for Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held rain or shine in the parking lot/lawn of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office at 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford.
There will be a tremendous selection of perennials, herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, shrubs, and roses available to help get spring gardening off to a great start.
Many of the plant varieties are native or adaptive to Parker County. Master Gardeners will be on hand throughout the event to provide information about the plants, answer questions and assist with plant selection to meet gardening needs. Each year the quantity of plants offered is increased to meet the growing demand. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own wagons or trolleys to do some serious shopping.
Master Gardeners will also have demonstration booths set up featuring honey bees and other pollinators, butterfly and container gardening, water conservation and gardening with drought tolerant plants.
Proceeds from this annual sale go toward providing horticultural education to the citizens of Parker County and promoting sound horticultural practices in everyday gardening.
Master Gardeners are volunteers for AgriLife Extension who have completed at least 50 hours of horticulture training and served a full year of internship with the local Extension office.
For more information visit www.pcmg-texas.org or call 817-598-6168 to speak with a Parker County Master Gardener.
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Parker County Master Gardeners will have a two hour “Gardening for Birds and Other Wildlife” seminar from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Parker County Extension Office, 604 N Main Street in Weatherford. The seminar will provide ideas and practical methods for creating a landscape that attracts birds and animals. There is no cost to attend.
Sat, 10/13/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
The Parker County Master Gardener fall plant sale will be from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 604 North Main in Weatherford. A selection of perennials, grasses, shrubs and more will be available. All plant varieties are native or adaptive to Parker County. Copies of the real dirt: A Gardening Handbook for Parker County will also be on sale.
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Parker County Master Gardeners will have a seminar on drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 9 at the Parker County Extension, 604 N. Main, Suite 200. Parker County Master Gardeners Iola Messinger, Karen Brown, and Gay Larson will show you how to design and organize a drip irrigation system for your landscape so it will be efficient and save water. They will share information on the best places to purchase the parts for your “do it yourself” drip system. Also, rainwater harvesting specialists Lee Ann Nave and Ellen Woodward will demonstrate and teach how to set up a rainwater harvesting system. There is no charge.
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
The Parker County Master Gardeners are hosting a plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14 at the Parker County Extension Office at 604 Main Street in Weatherford. Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist customers with an assortment of annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, herbs, vegetable plants and roses. All of the varieties are native or adaptive to Parker County and many have low water requirements. Visit www.pcmg-texas.org or call 817.598.6096 for more information.
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.