Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Master Gardener Seminars at Austin Home & Garden Show


Travis County Master Gardeners will be offering educational seminars at the 17th Annual Austin Home & Garden Show - Garden Stage on January 17-18, 2015 at various times.

Saturday 1/17/15
 
11:00 am Roses and Rose Care; Holly Plotner
Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day – they can bring color and sweet smells to your garden nearly year round. Learn about Earth Kind Roses, a designation indicating high performance, disease and insect resistance, plus the basics of pruning and rose care.
 
12:00 pm Drought Resistant Plants; Cheryl Harrison
There are many native and adapted plants that look great in the landscape while surviving on little water. Discover a selection of plants that will thrive in Central Texas.
 
1:00 pm Rainwater Harvesting; Ed Parken
Don’t let valuable rainwater just wash down the gutter when it could be irrigating your garden and landscape. Learn the basics of rainwater harvesting and how to construct your own system.
 
2:00 pm Lawn Care in Times of Drought; Sheryl Williams
Yes, you can have a lawn that looks great under water restrictions. Learn  about turf options and basic lawn care for drought in Central Texas.


Sunday 1/18/15
 
1:00 pm Home Fruit Production; Joe Posern
Discover the basics of back yard fruit production: site selection, soil preparation, variety selection and specific needs of fruit crops in Central Texas. No squirrels allowed!
 
2:00 Backyard Greenhouses; Pat Mokry & Susan Jung
Learn the basics of hobby style greenhouses: selection, site location and how to manage heat, cold, water and pests.

Where: Austin Convention Center,  500 East Cesar Chavez Street,  Austin
Cost:  $8.50; Seniors $6.50; 16 and under Free

Seminar times & features subject to change

For complete details, go to http://www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com/seminar_GardenStage.html

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