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Children's garden save the dateBring the kids and join Denton County Master Gardeners at the Children’s Garden starting March 26, 10:30-11:30 A.M. at Fair Oaks Independent Living Center, 1950 Lattimore St, in Denton.  Parents and their children can learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables and herbs.  For more information, see the Upcoming Events page.  Read the Denton Record Chronicle article about last year’s Children’s Garden.


Paradise wildflowersMake plans now to shop the DCMGA Annual Plant Sale on April 25, 9 A.M – 2:00 P.M. (or until sellout!), at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denton.   The sale features plants specially selected for our sometimes-difficult soil and climate, including many that are hard to find.  Shop early!   See our Plant Sale page for details, including a map.

 


Paradise butterfly benchIt wouldn’t be Mother’s Day weekend without the Annual DCMGA Spring Garden Tour on May 9, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. This year’s theme is “In-Town Gardens”, featuring 5 beautiful Master Gardeners’ gardens and one bonus garden not usually open to the public, all in the city of Denton.   See our Garden Tour page for more information, including maps, previews and online tickets.


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Photo: Ashley Brake, Texas A&M University

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.


Did you know that winter is a good time to prune your landscape plants?   You can learn how to prune correctly at: Follow Proper Pruning Techniques.   Also, checkout the advantages of mulching to feed your landscape rather than bagging your leaves and sending them to the landfill. Don’t forget to plan and prepare the soil for your spring vegetable garden. Here are some suggested activities for garden preparation.


New for Denton County educators: Public, private or home school teachers in Denton County may request demonstrations by Denton County Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists on a variety of topics through our SWAt (Science With Attitude) Educational Outreach program. Click the link in the box below to submit a request.