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Become a Master Gardener. Enroll NOW in the Training That Starts August 13! Enrollment deadline is July 31. 

woman whispering news in a man's earLearn 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.

 

July: The Dog Days of Summer

dog sleeping on porchMany folks thing the “dog days of summer” refers to that time of year when it is so hot that the hound dogs lounge under the porch or shade tree to retreat from the heat. Actually, the phrase has an ancient astrological origin. The Romans noted that the brightest star (Sirius) in the Big Dog constellation (Canis Major) lined up with the sun during the hottest time of the year.  This conjunction of Sirius and the sun was believed to cause the peak heat of summer.  The “dog days of summer” occurred 20 days before and 20 days after the conjunction, July 3 to August 11.

 

Read the July Guadalupe Gardener to see what we’ve been doing and what we have planned.  The July meeting program features a landscape architect who will address rain gardens, there’s a Lunch & Learn session at the Seguin Library July 24, Arts & Crafts in the Community Garden Oct. 28, and more.  If you need continuing education credits or volunteer hour earning opportunities you’ll find a variety of events from which to choose. Speaking of volunteer and continuing education hours, a new on-line reporting system begins Aug. 1. Read all about it in the newsletter.

 

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!!!!!!
July 5 – Nematode Nick Vann – New Garden Shop in St. Hedwig, Thyme and Treasure- Popular Plants; July 12 – Vic Anderson – Texas Parks and Wildlife – Birds; July 19 – MG Ryla Cottingham – Topic TBA; July 26 – MG Larry Taylor – August Gardening Checklist

 

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.