Upcoming Events

Join us for fun and educational events, featuring Master Gardeners, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Horticulture Agents and other experts.

For events at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street  in Denton (Joseph A. Carroll Building), driving directions are available.

2017 Spring Gardening Series

In partnership with the Flower Mound Public Library, DCMGA will present the 2017 Spring Gardening Series, each Monday night in February, at the library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound TX 75022 (map). Each of the following programs will begin at 7:00 P.M.:

  • February 6: “The Edible Landscape”  Presented by Daniel Cunningham, Program Coordinator – Urban Water, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas
  • February 13: “What’s ‘APPening in the Garden? Great Garden Apps”  Presented by Lynda Harvey, Denton County Master Gardener
  • February 20: “Fifty Shades of Green: Native Plants for Your Landscape”  Presented by Ricky Linex, Wildlife Biologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • February 27: “Creating a Pollinator Garden”  Presented by Janet Laminack, Horticulture Extension Agent, Denton County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Registration is requested so that the library may anticipate attendance.   To register, email fmpl@flower-mound.com or call 972.874.6165.

Download a copy of the Program Guide and Flyer.

2017 Aubrey Area Library Gardening Series

In partnership with the Aubrey Area Library, DCMGA will present the 2017 Aubrey Area Library Gardening Series, starting Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 P.M. The following topics will be presented:

  • February 16: “One Season or Two: Vegetable Gardening in North Central Texas”  Presented by Dr. Larry Legg, Denton County Master Gardener and vegetable specialist
  • March 16: “Plant This Not That”  Presented by Dr. Larry Legg
  • April 20: “Texas Superstar Plants”  Presented by Charlotte Canion and Georgiana McCoig, Denton County Master Gardeners and Texas Superstar specialists

Download a copy of the flyer.

Rose Rosette Disease Presentations

Information about Rose Rosette Disease will be presented at several North Texas locations in February and March.  All talks are free and open to the public.

  • Dr. Mark Windham, professor of ornamental plant diseases at the University of Tennessee, will speak at two North Texas locations on Friday, February 24:
    • 1 P.M. at the Resource Connection of Tarrant County at 1801 Circle Drive, Fort Worth (map).   There is no admission charge for this event, but registration is required by calling 817-884-1945 or register online.  Visit www.tarrantmg.org for more details.
    • 7 p.m. that same day for the Dallas Rose Society at the Farmers Branch Recreational Center, 14050 Heartside Dr., Farmers Branch (map).  The public is invited to attend, and no preregistration is required.

As distinguished chair in ornamental diseases at UTIA, Dr. Windham has been actively researching diseases of landscape and nursery crops for more than 30 years. He has worked with the American Rose Society and is part a national team of scientists working to develop the best management plan for rose rosette.   A rose grower for three decades, he is a member of the American Rose Society and past president of the Holston Rose Society.

  • Denton County Master Gardeners will present two additional, free presentations on Rose Rosette Disease.
    • Dr. Kevin Ong with the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab of Texas A&M University will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at 401 W. Hickory St., Denton (map). No preregistration is required.
    • Claude Graves, Master Rosarian, will speak at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at the Coppell Biodiversity Center, 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019 (map). No preregistration is required.    Visit www.coppellnaturepark.org for more information.

DCMGA Children’s Garden

The DCMGA Children’s Garden invites parents & their children to learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, & harvesting vegetables & herbs.   Our children’s garden is unique since we share the garden with Fairoaks, a senior independent living community. We will be planting in the vegetable garden at the back of Fairoaks and we will also be planting with the residents of Fairoaks. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children, parents and seniors to experience a growing garden together.

No registration is required.   Just come when you can.

Location:   Fairoaks Senior Independent Living Community, 1950 Lattimore St. Denton (map).
When:   Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00 starting March 23th until the Veggie Show on Saturday June 10th

Please note: The Children’s Garden will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Please park on Lattimore Street.

Date Activity / Topic
Thurs Mar 23 Plant carrot & radish seeds (potatoes already planted)
Demo – “How to plant seeds”.
Thurs Mar 30 Plant seeds – lettuce, snap peas, spinach, beans, spinach
Plant with the residents of Fairoaks  *meet outside front office*
Thurs Apr 6 Plant herbs & look at potatoes already planted
Demo- “Growing Potatoes in North Texas”
Thurs Apr 13 Plant spinach, squash, tomato, cucumber, beans, chard
Thurs Apr 20 Plant squash & peppers
Thurs Apr 27 Plant seed squash, peppers
Plant with the residents of Fairoaks *meet outside front office*
Thurs May 4 Plant seed watermelon & cantaloupe
Thurs May 11 Demo – “Worm Composting” – take home your very own worms!
Activity – During the latter part of May & early June, we will also be looking for bugs “What’s eating our food?”
Thurs May 18 Demo – “Trees in My Backyard”
Plant beans & onions
Thurs May 25 Plant seed beans, sets peppers
Thurs Jun 1 Garden Maintenance & Harvesting
Thurs Jun 8 Garden Maintenance & Harvesting
Sat, Jun 10 Veggie, Flower, Herb, Fruit Show 9-12, Denton County Historical Park, West Mulberry Street, Denton.  Refer to website for additional information:  http://dcmga.com/

For more information, please contact our help desk at 940-349-2892 or post a question on our facebook page.

DCMGA “Herbal Branch” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., at meetings of the Herbal Branch Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature a presentation related to herbs.

The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 115, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

  • Next meeting:  February 27:  “Aromatic Solutions to Cleaning” by Ellen Diers

Questions?   Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

DCMGA “Gardenscapers” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., at meetings of the Gardenscapers  Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature a presentation related to landscaping.

The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Room 507, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

  • Next meeting:  February 27 “Pruning Roses and Rose Rosette” by Master Gardener Sharrie Ely

Questions?   Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

DCMGA General Membership Meetings

Everyone is invited to join the Master Gardeners, the second Wednesday of the month (except January, February, March, June, October and December), 9:30 – 11:00 A.M., at their general membership meetings.

Meetings feature speakers on a variety of topics.  The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 112, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise noted.

The following programs are scheduled:

  • Next meeting:  April 12:  Jarrat Calvart from the Shades of Green Nursery in Frisco will be speaking on “Native and Drought Tolerant Perennials for Shade and Sun.”

Questions? Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

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