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 25 | 08:30 AM | Story park, Allen
Oct 25 | 09:00 AM | Tarrant County Resource Connection, Building 2300, 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth 76119
Oct 27 | 01:00 PM | Sachse Library
Nov 01 | 10:00 AM | Myers Park Pole Barn
Nov 06 | 07:00 PM | Allen Garden Club
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.
Help! I have several fire ant mounds in my yard. How do I get rid of these ants?

The best way to eliminate fire ants in your lawn and landscape is to use the Texas Two Step method.  The first step is to use baits.  These are slow acting and can require weeks or months to work but contain extremely low toxins.  They are 80 to 90 percent effective.  The worker ants take the bait into the hive to share with the queen, either killing or rendering her infertile.  Put baits out when ants are actively foraging. Fall is an excellent time to bait as the ants will feed during the winter while you are indoors.  Follow package directions carefully for best results.

The second step is individual mound treatment. These are fast acting to eliminate existing mounds.  There are commercially available dust, granular and drench products on the market.  Closely follow instructions on the label.  You can also pour 2 to 3 gallons of boiling water on the mounds.  This will be about 60% effective.  The hot water will kill any grass or plants that are touched by it.