Gardeners know they can always learn more, and Montgomery County Master Gardening Association is happy to help.
We are offering Saturday programs about topics that have been requested by the residents of Montgomery County. Each will provide in-depth coverage of the topic presented at an appropriate time for utilization.
All programs will be held at:
Texas A&M AgriLife Facilities
Tom LeRoy Educational Building
9020 Airport Road
The programs are held 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Second sessions will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The cost is $5.00 for one program, or, on the days with two sessions, $7.00 for both, cash only. Come for one or both! Questions? Call 936-539-7824
Below is a list of the classes, along with a brief description. Please join us and learn something new!
Program Dates and Descriptions
Saturday, March 11. Two sessions: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
9-11 a.m. Session 1: Best Floral, Shrubs & Trees for Your Landscape.
Discover the plants determined through extensive studies by Texas A&M AgriLife best to use in your landscape. Master Gardener specialists will share methods to enhance the productivity and maintenance of your plants.
Saturday, March 11
1-3 p.m. Session 2: Pests & Diseases in Your Landscape: How to Handle It.
What is removing the leaves from your plant? How did white powder get all over that shrub? Black soot, rust, holes in leaves and bark, webbing covering the trunk of a tree? Causes and cures of these problems in your landscape will be explained by Master Gardener Specialists and Michael Potter, County Extension Agent – Horticulture.
Saturday, April 8. 9-11 a.m.
Herb Gardening for Every Gardener.
The best herbs for your garden, your landscape, your butterflies, your birds, and your kitchen will be identified. Presenters will also focus on the numerous varieties and uses of these herbs for Montgomery County gardeners with large or small gardening areas. Expect some surprises and some treats from these herb loving Master Gardeners.
Saturday, June 10. 9-11 a.m.
Aquaponics – TRY IT & LIKE IT!!
The benefits of this gardening approach along with the required elements and processes of an aquaponic system will be described and explained. A tour of the Aquaponic Garden on the Extension facilities will highlight the program.
Saturday, July 8. 9-11 a.m.
Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation by the Homeowner.
Whether rain or shine the gardener looks for this absolute necessity for his/her plants. Current concerns with costs for water to meet all the uses by residents redirect gardeners’ thoughts on providing water in their landscape. Preparation for our extended dry spells over several months is aided by using rainwater harvesting during the wet periods of the year. Methods for limiting “over watering” and “wasting water” are enhanced by using irrigation delivery systems for florals, shrubs and trees. How to creating an irrigation system for your own landscape will also be shared.
Saturday, August 12. 9-11 a.m.
Bees – Love ‘Em and Raise ‘Em.
Focusing on this integral pollinator in the gardening world the presenter will provide some history, recent developments and best methods for bringing bees into the landscape. Correct approach to meet the needs and protection of the bee and /or the bee colony will also be discussed and exemplified. Any potential as well as practicing beekeeper will benefit from this program.
Saturday, September 9. Two sessions: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
9-11 a.m. Session 1: Fall Vegetable Gardening in Montgomery County.
Identifying the best vegetables and numerous varieties will encompass one section of this program. Another section will include the various methods for planting and growing vegetables. A program all gardeners will enjoy and take new information with them to incorporate in their own garden.
Saturday, September 9
1-3 p.m. Session 2: Pests and Diseases Affecting Vegetables.
What are the primary pests impeding successful vegetable gardening? How does the gardener eliminate or discourage these pests from the vegetable garden? Are there diseases the gardener must examine vegetables regularly to impede or treat before the vegetable is ruined? Which diseases need the gardener to treat the soil or plant before or following planting of a specific vegetable? The “what, when, where and how” of dealing with the pests & diseases found to ruin our vegetables will be presented.
Additional 2017 Events
presented by Montgomery County Master Gardeners
Saturday, May 20 and November 4: Open Gardens Events
Montgomery County Master Gardeners will “man” the various demonstration gardens to answer questions about the specific garden, be available to answer questions regarding gardening issues, provide pertinent handouts on gardening issues, and share information on the Master Gardener Program.
TIME: 9:00 a.m. until noon
LOCATION: 9020 Airport Rd., Conroe 77303
CONTACT INFORMATION: 936-539-7824; www.mcmga.com