It's Time for "The Garden Show"
Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 at Myers Park in McKinney

Learn how you can improve your outdoor living in North Texas and enrich your gardening experience through research-based knowledge from well-known keynote speakers, sponsors, Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Specialists, and Collin County Master Gardeners.

Visit over 70 vendors offering garden-related products and services.

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Mar 28 | 08:30 AM | Bonham Civic Center (former Armory Bldg), Hwy 121 & Hwy 56 (1100 W 5th St), Bonham, Texas 75418
Mar 28 | 09:00 AM | Allen Public Library
Mar 31 | 06:30 PM | Sachse Public Library
Apr 04 | 10:30 AM | Sachse Public LIbrary
Want to be a Master Gardener?
There are still spaces available for this year's training class. Class starts September 1. 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 2015 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.
When should I begin pruning my trees and Shrubs?

The optimum time for pruning of trees and shrubs is January through early March when trees and shrubs are dormant. This is also the best time to move established plants to new locations. When considering the pruning of evergreen shrubs such as photinias, hollies or pittosporum, remember that new growth with which to cover pruned areas will not occur until March or April so the sooner you prune, the longer you will have to look at the ugly scene which you have created. Just be patient and wait until January or February to prune. The plants will appreciate the consideration. Also a word to the wise: If you will initially choose the best adapted shrub or tree which will ultimately only grow to the intended size for the location it is planted, VERY LITTLE PRUNING WILL EVER BE NECESSARY. A list of recommended trees and shrubs with their ultimate size is available from the County Extension Service Office. THINK and PLAN before you PLANT!