Organic from the Ground Up: Get the real dirt on Organic Gardening for all aspects of your yard. Determine what to add (or not to add) to soil for long term growth, and how to safely control outdoor pests. Learn many smart techniques for healthier flowers, vegetables, trees, and people.
Presenter: Lynda Harvey has been planting vegetables and flowers since she was a toddler. She became a Denton County Master Gardener in 2006 and is a Master Gardener Specialist for Earthkind, Entomology (Insects) and Vegetables. She is also a Master Composter and certified in Native Landscape Maintenance by the Native Plant Society of Texas. Lynda has the Natural-Organic Certification by Texas Organic Research Center. Lynda’s passion is to share the joy of gardening.
February 8th, “Beyond a Sprig of Parsley”
Beyond a Sprig of Parsley: Your choice of herbs can enliven your cooking, freshen your environment and soothe your body. In addition to these traditional qualities, many herbs also offer a great deal of ornamental value to the garden as well. You’ll discover the many uses of herbs and how and where to grow them.
Presenter: Bonnie Ambrose is a Master Gardener, bee keeper, rancher and avid quilter. Her garden holds many traditional and non-traditional herbs that she uses in cooking, flower arrangements and teaching. Join her in exploring the many uses of herbs for all seasons.
February 15th, “Trees Please!”
Trees Please! Trees are like people with different living and dining preferences, dramatically diverse habits, and unique physical appearances. Rather than bark at your family tree, choose compatible arbor-life mates. And, nurture the nature of the forest relatives in your yard.
Presenter: Lynda Harvey, Master Gardener, returns as a tree researcher who “wood not leaf” the subject unexplored.
February 22nd, “The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Perennial Plants”
The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Perennial Plants – Learn about perennials – what they are, how they grow and propagate, and the ones that MGs have a lot of success with! Discover why sometimes perennials might NOT be the preferred plant for certain areas.
Presenter: Carol Rowley became a Denton County Master Gardener in 2008 after retiring from teaching science and computers at the secondary, elementary and community college levels. She combines her hobbies of art, travel, and gardening into watercolors that capture how different folks create diverse gardens that apply principles of art. Carol enjoys ‘giving back’ by teaching the community.