Get Ready, Get Set, March into Spring!!

Warmer weather reminds us that March is the time to prepare for Spring gardening. 

vegetable_garden clip artThere are many educational opportunities in our area to learn basic gardening techniques and pick up some valuable hints for both vegetable and landscaping success.  Please use link to our April Guadalupe Gardener Newsletter  April 2015 Newsletter  and educational opportunities listed below – -

 But First – If you enjoy gardening you should consider taking

Master Gardener Class 27

 and becoming a Certified Master Gardener

Class 27 shovel in groundMaster Gardeners is an education sharing horticultural program.  Students commit to continuous learning and volunteer service.  Master Gardener Class 27 will include over 50 hours of classes and provide essential knowledge which you can use in your garden and yard and which you can share with other gardeners.  Classes will be on consecutive Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2:30 PM starting August 12, 2015.  Classes will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife building, 210 East Live Oak, Seguin. Cost is $190.  To learn more about the class, view the Class 27 Flyer and the Guadalupe County Master Gardener Class 27 Application by clicking on these links!


Guadalupe Co. Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 PM

Dennis Hale will talk on

Spring Activities in the Lawn

Dennis Hale is a Certified Landscape & Horticulture Consultant with 32 years experience and a former Wilson County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent.

       Monthly meetings start with a “Social” at 6:30, our speaker at 7:00 and conclude with an energetic business meeting starting about 8:00 PM. Our meetings are held at the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Building, 201 East Live Oak, Seguin.


Future Meeting Presentations:

May 21st meeting, “Native Vines” Presented by Sir Oliver Smith


Landscaping with Wildflowers

Lunch and Learn Gardening Program

Thursday, April 2, 2015    Noon-1PM

Learn how to plan for, plant, and maintain wildflowers in your landscape.

Presented by Deedy Wright, Propagation Specialist, and the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 210 East Live Oak St., Seguin.  NO COST:  Just bring your own lunch (optional).  For more information contact Treva Hicks, 830-303-4712


Keyhole and Elevated Garden Beds

with Drip Irrigation Demonstrations

Saturday, April 11, 2015    10AM – Noon

Learn how to build and maintain Elevated and Keyhole Garden beds, set up and maintain a Drip Irrigation System. 

Orders will be taken for custom made Elevated Bed kits. Class and demonstration will be at the Guadalupe County Community Gardens, 1101 Elbel Road, Schertz, Texas (Behind the Guadalupe Courthouse Annex).  Cost for the class is $15.  For more information call 830-303-4712 or use “Contact Us” at the top of this page.


“Lawn Care ”

Lunch and Learn Gardening Program

Thursday, May 7, 2015    Noon-1PM

Subjects include:  Lawn Types and Maintenance; Weeds, Pests and Control; and Lawn Fertilization

Presented by Marvin Borth, Guadalupe County Master Gardeners at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 210 East Live Oak St., Seguin.  NO COST:  Just bring your own lunch (optional).  For more information contact Treva Hicks, 830-303-4712


Guadalupe County Chapter, 

Native Plant Society of Texas Presents

Tracking the Wild Invaders

Tuesday April 14, 2015, 7:00 PM

St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX

As a field botanist, Minnette Marr of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has surveyed plant communities on private ranches, and in state forests and national parks throughout Texas. Land managers use these surveys for many purposes, including the control of invasive species. Minnette will teach us how to get involved in mapping and eradicating invasive species in our own neighborhoods.

Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are welcome.

There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00 PM.


Link to-  Guadalupe Gardener – Current and Past Issues

Guadalupe County Master Gardeners is a voluntary service organization which supports the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service by providing horticultural education.  A goal of this website is to provide gardening information to the public and inform readers about the Master Gardener program.


Attention Guadalupe County Master Gardeners:  Get to Know VMS!

two men shaking handsMany items of specific interest to Guadalupe County Master Gardeners (volunteer and educational opportunities, Board and Membership Meeting Minutes) are in the process of transitioning to and being promoted on the on-line Volunteer Management System (VMS) launched last month. An explanation of VMS and a User’s Guide have been added to this website.  Highlight  the Members tab on the Home page.  The Master Gardeners – Reporting Volunteer and Continuing Educations Hours tab should appear below.  Highlight this tab and click the left mouse button.  When the MG – Reporting Volunteer and Continuing Education Hours tab is highlighted, a sub-tab should appear to the right, VMS User’s Guide.  Click on this tab for more details about VMS features.

Join the Master Gardeners Every Saturday on the Radio!!!!

Photo of Bob at the radioTune in to Compost Bob Grafe and the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners every Saturday morning at 9 am for the Lawn and Garden Show on KWED 1580 AM.  Bob and his guests talk about everything from Trees to Compost and take your calls to answer your gardening questions –just call the listener line, 830.372.1580.   If you don’t have an AM radio receiver convenient, you can tune in over the internet.  Just go to KWED’s website and tune in!!!!!!


Contact Us!

Got a question about the Master Gardener Program or a gardening question? Have a gardening topic that you would like discussed on our weekly 9:05 am Saturday morning KWED 1580 AM radio show, send us a note — just click on “Contact Us” at the top of this page.

The Master Gardener of Guadalupe County is an educational and volunteer program offered by the AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. It is open to people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, handicap or national origin. The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. These goals are implemented through the training and employment of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners.