2017 Tom Harpool Scholarship
DCMGA is now accepting applications for the 2017 Tom Harpool Scholarship.   See our Scholarship page for details and how to apply.   The application deadline is March 13.

2017 Spring Gardening Series
In association with the Flower Mound Public Library, DCMGA will present the 2017 Spring Gardening Series, Monday nights in February.  For topics and registration information, see the Upcoming Events page.

2017 Aubrey Area Library Gardening Series
In association with the Aubrey Area Library, DCMGA will present the 2017 Aubrey Area Library Gardening Series, starting Thursday, February 16.   For topics and location information, see the Upcoming Events page.

Soil Testing Meeting with free soil tests
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office will partner with the S.R. Noble Foundation to provide information on soil testing and up to 5 free soil tests per operation/person. Soil test probes and special bags for this meeting can be picked up from the Denton County AgriLife Extension office.  Take the samples according to instructions and return them to our office by 12:00 pm on February 9.  Samples may be reviewed either at the meeting on February 23, 6:30–8:30 P.M. at the AgriLife Extension office at 401 W. Hickory St., Denton, or with your local county extension agent.

Preregistration is mandatory and may be accomplished when you pick up your soil testing bags.  For additional information, see the informational flyer or contact Robin Hill at 940-349-2894 or by email at robin.hill@dentoncounty.com .

A happy, healthy tree

Denton County Soil & Water Conservation District  Tree Seedling Sale
The Denton County Soil & Water Conservation District is once again offering tree seedlings for sale. Twelve species are available for purchase.  Plant a conservation tree and add beauty and shade to your property.  Quantities are limited, and some trees are already sold out, so order soon.  Pre-ordered trees will be available for pickup on February 24, 2017.

All proceeds will benefit the Cool Shade for Third Grade program in the Denton County schools. Flyer and order form.

Rose Rosette Disease Presentations
Information about Rose Rosette Disease will be presented at several North Texas locations in February and March.   Dr. Mark Windham will speak in Ft. Worth and Farmers Branch on February 24.   Dr. Kevin Ong will speak in Denton on March 13, and Claude Graves will speak in Coppell on March 18.   For details, see the Upcoming Events page.   All talks are free and open to the public, but preregistration is required for the Ft. Worth presentation.

The DCMGA Children’s Garden
The Children’s Garden invites parents and their children to learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables and herbs, Thursday mornings, 10 AM to 11 AM, starting March 23.  The DCMGA Children’s Garden shares the garden area with Fairoaks, a senior independent living community.   It’s a wonderful opportunity for children, parents and seniors to experience growing a garden together. For a schedule and other information, see the Upcoming Events page.

Monarch Waystations for North Texas
The Flower Mound Public Library will host Carol Clark, Texas Master Naturalist, Native Plant Society of Texas member, and Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch, on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 P.M. Carol will speak about “Monarch Waystations for North Texas”.   For reservations, please email the library at fmpl@flower-mound.com or call 972.874.6165.  For more information download a flyer here.

Mark Your Calendar Now
Don’t miss the DCMGA Plant Sale on April 29 and the 2017 DCMGA Garden Tour on May 13.   More information coming soon!


2017 Garden Secrets Classes 
Keep Lewisville Beautiful offers free classes monthly on various gardening topics with speakers from Denton County Master Gardener Association and the AgriLife Extension Office. The classes are held in Classroom 1 at the MCL Grand (100 N. Charles St., in Lewisville beginning at 6:00 p.m. Classes are limited in size, so pre-registration is requested. Topics include: vegetable gardening, composting, container gardening, shade gardening and many more. For more information: KLB Garden Secrets Classes.