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My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth. I wanted future generations to be able to savor what I had all my life.” —Lady Bird Johnson

The Dallas County Master Gardeners want to ensure that you have the best gardening experience. We educate the public in establishing gardens based on best research-based practices, and use gardening principles that result in sustainable, productive, and beautiful gardens.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
22
Thu
Monthly Meeting @ Texas Discovery Gardens
Feb 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Re-occuring on the 4th Thursday on each month except December.

Topic:  Awards

Presenter:

Mar
3
Sat
Success with Herbs (PE) @ Calloway's Nursery
Mar 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

There’s nothing better than having fresh herbs right from your garden. We unveil the secrets of growing Basil, Mint, Rosemary, and other herbs in Texas as well as how to care for these plants. Learn how to prepare the soil and grow a garden that is not only beautiful, but allows you to enjoy fresh herbs all year!

Mar
5
Mon
Let It Rot (PE) @ Texas Discovery Gardens
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm

Learn about composting and how to give the soil what it needs.  Speaker: John Hunt

Texas Plant Tales (PE) @ La Madeline Restaurant
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Native Texas plants have stores to tell.   Find out which plant helps us sweep, which plant was needed by the Navy in WWII, which Texas native is associated with the French Legion of Honor Medal and which native Texas tree made its way to Patrick Henry’s home.   Speaker:  Carolyn Rozier

Mar
7
Wed
Creating a Monarch Waystation (PE) @ Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly meeting of the Oak Cliff Garden Forum at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center.  “Butterfly Gardening: Creating a Monarch Waystation” will be presented by Diane Richards, Texas Certified Landscape Professional.

 

Approved educational opportunity.

 

VMS Recording:  Description – Creating a Monarch Waystation;  Type: Continuing education; Speaker:  Creating a Monarch Waystation, Diane Richards

SPEAKERS BUREAU

DCMGA provides speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics.

Would you like a speaker for your garden club or event? We can find a certified expert for you.

To request a speaker, click on the link below.


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GARDENING IN NORTH TEXAS
THIS MONTH

  • Continue to plant evergreen shrubs, fruit, nut and shade trees.
  • This is the time of year to prune.  Prune trees and shrubs this month while dormant to shape.  Remove dead branches.
  • Apply pre-emergent on grasses but not fertilizer.
  • Continue to protect tender plants from freezes.
  • Sow seeds in flats or containers to get a jump on the season.

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QUESTION OF THE MONTH

“Last spring an area of my St. Augustine grass began to turn yellow and by summer was brown and wilting.  The area is roughly 6 ft…”


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GET HELP

Gardening Questions?
Call the Help Desk: 214-904-3053
Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

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Speaker Showcase

Ruth Klein

Ruth was born and raised in Dallas. The desire to landscape her own yard using sound ecological principles ignited a passion for gardening she never knew she had. Her current interest and focus is on community vegetable gardening. She helped start and leads a community garden at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas where the crop is donated to a local food bank.

 

Topics: Vegetable Gardening, Fall and Spring Gardening, Community Gardening, Water Wise Gardening, Responsible Gardening.

Community Project Spotlight

Texas Discovery Gardens Master Gardeners’ Garden

Started in 2011, this Master Gardener designed site demonstrates the beauty and sustainability of a garden that relies on native and well-adapted plants. Planned with low maintenance in mind, the garden is based on the …

 

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Dallas County Master Gardener Association, Inc. (DCMGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting horticulture education and volunteer service throughout the county. It is a component of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of Texas A&M University and the Texas Master Gardener Association and is open to people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, handicap or national origin.

 

DCMGA programs and events provide learning opportunities to county residents through speakers and demonstration gardens, as well as garden projects for local organizations that provide services to individuals and families in distress.   The Dallas County Master Gardener program is one of the largest in the nation with over 400 Certified Master Gardeners.

Become a Master Gardener!