Paradise wildflowersNo matter what the weatherperson says, don’t miss the DCMGA Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, 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 and plant lists.

Read all about it!   Master Gardeners reveal their favorite hardy plants for North Texas in the Dallas Morning News.

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.

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.

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.  Gardeners will meet on Thursday mornings and some Monday evenings.  For more information and a complete schedule, see the Upcoming Events page.  Read the Denton Record Chronicle article about last year’s Children’s Garden.

DCMGA is grateful to the Canyon Oaks Garden Club for their continued support for our Tom Harpool scholarship fund. Their generous contribution will allow us to provide two scholarships in 2015 to college students pursuing a degree in a horticulture-related field.

Rose-Rosette_Ashley-Brake-1-150x150In 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.