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Gardening toolsPut your spade in the ground and enroll NOW in the Master Gardener Training that starts August 13! Enrollment deadline is July 31 and there are a few seats left. 

Learn how to manage your turf, which vegetables and landscape plants thrive in our region (and when to plant them), how and when to prune your trees and shrubs, and which bugs are good and which are not, and so much more. Classes in Seguin at the First Presbyterian Church, 10 am – 2:30 pm on Wednesdays, August 13 – Dec. 10.

Learn so much for so little. For $190 you’ll be instructed by some of the best gardening specialists in the State, get some hands on experience, and network with local gardeners. Go to the Class 2014 tab at the top of this page and to get the details on the Training Program and find the enrollment application. Application deadline July 31.

 

VMS On-Line Hours Reporting System starts August 1st. 

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.  More details are also available in the August 2014 Guadalupe Gardener.

 

August: Hot, Hot, Hot — Think Shade Trees

Monterrey Oak TreeThere is no perfect shade tree — generally there are two kinds of trees: high quality and low quality.  Fast-growing trees are synonymous with short-lived, pest-riddled, low quality trees.  They may provide a short term solution for shading and greening the landscape, but don’t build your landscape around them.  Instead, choose higher-quality, longer-lived trees like oak trees.  That said, select those oaks that are resistant to  the lethal Oak Wilt fungal disease that has killed thousands of live oaks and red oaks in our region.  Don’t know what shade tree to plant?  Contact Us!  We can guide you to oak-wilt resistant trees and other shade trees that thrive in our region.

 

Read the August Guadalupe Gardener to see what we’ve been doing and what we have planned.  The August meeting program featuresa Round Table Discussion: Just-in-Time Gardening Refresher for Fall.  Join us and choose from three discussion groups led by Master Gardener specialists. Each  group will discuss challenges, solutions, and successes in areas such as plant propagation; growing herbs, vegetables, and native plants; efficient irrigation, composting, and tree care.   Visitors are always welcome. If you are a Master Gardener in  need of continuing education credits or volunteer hour earning opportunities you’ll find a variety of events from which to choose.

 

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!!!!!!

 

Remember the Master Gardener Office Interim Location

Our interim location is at the Mary B. Erskine School in Seguin. It is at the corner of E. Krezdorn and N. River St. The school faces College Street but we will have access from Krezdorn Street. Signage for the Texas AgriLife Extension office is up on this back side of the school.

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.