Please note: Due to soggy conditions at the planned meeting site, this month’s Herbal Branch meeting has been cancelled.
All Denton County gardeners are invited to enter the 2015 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show on Saturday, June 13 at 9 A.M. at the Denton County Historical Park. See Upcoming Events for rules, awards, and additional information.
With the strong storms that passed through our area recently, if you need information about damaged trees, flooding and water-soaked soils, here are some informative websites:
- The Texas Forest Service “After the Storm: Can My Tree Be Saved” page has excellent information on pruning trees with illustrations, along with information to help you determine if your tree can be saved.
- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension “Tree Care Kit” page has information on preventing, assessing, and taking care of storm damage to trees.
- Another issue we are dealing with is flooding and water-soaked soils. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension “Flood Information” page has articles about dealing with many problems resulting from flooding and too much water: flood damage, livestock, fire ants, mosquitos, snakes and more.
And don’t forget to turn off your sprinklers for a while.
All Denton County teachers–-public, private, or home school–-are invited to attend our annual S.W.At Science With Attitude: Teacher In-service, a hands-on, interactive four day training program geared towards elementary teachers to learn how to incorporate nature and horticulture into their curriculum, August 4-7. More information and online registration on our Upcoming Events page.
In January, the North Texas Rose Rosette Eradication Conference, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Collin County Rose Society, was held to discuss the most recent scientific research on the Rose Rosette Virus and a course of action. Learn how to identify it and what to do if your roses are infected.