gardening

Master Gardeners at the Library: Fall Vegetable Gardening

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is presenting a free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up, at the Round Rock Public Library. Join us for Fall Vegetable Gardening from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, Meeting Room B.

Master Gardeners Teresa Wilts and Jane Bowman will cover:

  • Preparing the beds
  • Which seeds to start and which ones to sow directly in the soil
  • Fall tomatoes
  • Fall crops, mulch, and row covers to protect from frost

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Master Gardeners at the Library: Tree Problems

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is presenting a free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up, at the Round Rock Public Library. Join us for Tree Problems from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, Meeting Room A.

Master Gardener Wayne Rhoden will cover diseases of fruit and nut trees as well as diseases of landscape trees. Topics include:

  • Fruit and nut trees (pruning, planting and diseases)
  • Landscape trees (planting, pruning and diseases)
  • Basic tree biology
  • Oak wilt prevention and treatment

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Master Gardeners at the Library: Irrigation—The Key to Successful Gardening

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is presenting a free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up, at the Round Rock Public Library. Join us for Irrigation—The Key to Successful Gardening from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 6, Meeting Room A.

Master Gardener Walt Black will discuss design, installation, and maintenance and repair, with a focus on flower and vegetable gardens (not lawns). 

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Master Gardeners at the Library: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is presenting a free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up, at the Round Rock Public Library. Join us for The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, Meeting Room B.

Master Gardener Walt Black will discuss:

  • Several good bugs (identification, traits, advantages)
  • Several bad bugs (identification, traits, control of pests)
  • IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
  • Monarch butterflies (life cycle, butterfly garden)

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Master Gardeners at the Library: Care of Turf Grass

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is presenting a free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up, at the Round Rock Public Library. Join us for Care of Turf Grass in Williamson County from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, Meeting Room B.

The program will be presented by Kaye Davidson. Attendees will learn about:

  • Common varieties of turf grass
  • Bermuda strengths and weaknesses
  • St. Augustine strengths and weaknesses
  • What drives plant growth
  • Weed and Feed
  • Pre and post emergents
  • Fertilization
  • Integrated pest management
  • Diseases of turf grass
  • Lawn weeds
  • Lawn pests
  • Good practices

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

 

Master Gardeners at the Library: Selecting Native and Adapted Perennials

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is presenting a free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up. Join us for Selecting Native and Adapted Perennials from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room A.

The program will be presented by Loyce Engle. Attendees will learn about:

  • the right plant in the right place
  • drought-tolerant plants
  • shade plants
  • deer-resistant plants
  • plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies  

Two plants will be given away in a drawing after the presentation.  

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.

Master Gardeners at the Library: Basic Garden Maintenance

The Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, are presenting a free monthly gardening program about Basic Garden Maintenance, Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Round Rock Public Library, Meeting Room B.

In February, Master Gardener Jim Williams will be about Earth Kind principles for garden maintenance covering soil, compost, mulch, watering, fertilizing, weeding and general garden cleaning.

For more information

Contact Julie Chapa, 512-218-7014.