Fall Into Vegetable Gardening
Join the Collin County Master Gardeners on Saturday, July 25, 2015 for their annual Fall into Vegetable Gardening program and learn how to make your own garden produce delicious and nutritious cool season vegetables. The class is at Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, Texas from 8AM to Noon. There will also be tours of the vegetable demonstration beds at Myers Park at the end of the program. Registration is required to ensure enough handouts for everyone. There is a $10 per person fee payable at the door with cash, check, or credit card.
UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Jul 15 | 07:00 PM | Rockwall/Rowlett Garden Club
Jul 25 | 08:00 AM | The Landing at Myers Park 7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney, TX 75071
Jul 26 | 03:15 PM | North Haven Gardens - Greater Dallas Organic Gardening Club
Jul 28 |  | Education Room of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, San Antonio
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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.
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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!