2014 Bulb & Perennial Mart
October 18, 2014 | Myers Park & Event Center
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Early Bird Seminar at 8:30 a.m.

The 2014 Annual Bulb and Perennial Mart is a one-day, one stop shopping opportunity and an introduction to some of the best, hard to find heritage bulbs and drought tolerant perennials for North Texas.
Oct 20 | 07:00 PM | Our Savior Lutheran Church-Lutheran Womens Missionary League
Oct 21 |  | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 21 |  | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 23 | 11:30 AM | Myers Park
Oct 25 | 08:30 AM | Story park, Allen
Want to be a Master Gardener?
There are still spaces available for this year's training class. Class starts September 2. Click above to get more info and download the application packet.
Dealing with the Drought
Learn some things you can do to help your garden survive during watering restrictions.
CCMGA 2014 Scholarship
Graduating seniors pursuing a field in Botany, Entomology, Environmental Science, Forestry, or Horticulture are eligible to apply.
This Month's Garden Checklist
See the list of things to do this month to keep your garden gorgeous.
What's Blooming in the Demo Gardens?
Come out to Myers Park and visit the Research and Demonstration Gardens. There's always something in bloom.
Read the latest Garden Wise Gazette
Check out the current issue of our newsletter about gardening in Collin County.
What is the best mulch to use in my flower beds? How often do I put it out and how much do I use?

Organic mulches are the best to use in your landscape.  Native hardwood mulches are readily available from the municipal recycling programs and also many retailers.  These hardwood mulches will break down to act as a natural fertilizer to your plants. Mulches also discourage weeds, cool the soil temperature, protect from erosion and conserve water.  Mulch should be kept at a 3 inch depth and can be applied anytime of the year.  The most common time is in the spring.  The depth of the mulch should be checked in the fall as well.