Gardening programs offered by GCMGs in September 

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By Karolyn Gephart

Galveston County Master Gardener are offering Educational Programs for Interested Gardeners in September.

All programs are free to the public but everyone wanting to come are asked to register. 

A Passion for Plumeria will be discussed by Master Gardener Loretta Osteen Saturday, September 7 from 1-3 pm at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office in Carbide Park, 4102-B Main Street (FM 519) in  La Marque. Tips for growing, propagation, care and history of the plant also known as frangipani will be offered.

Kitchen Gardening by MG Mary Demeny will be presented Saturday September 14 from 1-3 pm in La Marque. Attendees will benefit from her 60+ years of experience with vegetable gardening. 

T-Bud grafting of citrus and fruit trees will be offered Saturday, September 21 from 9 to 11 am with MG Nancy Langston-Noh. This method is used on smaller peach, plum, pear, apple and other trees, as well as roses.  The hands-on workshop is limited to 20 participants, but others are welcome to observe.

On the same day from 1-3 pm, MG Jim Gilliam will speak on Turning Dirt Into Soil, Creating an Ideal Soil. He will emphasize how to improve your existing soil. 

Herbs for the Gulf Coast will be offered Saturday, September 28 from 9-11 with MG Nancy Langston-Noh and Briana Etie. They will share growing tips, herb uses, and preservation techniques. 

At Friendswood Public Library on September 28, MG Nat Grueson will offer information on Rainwater Harvesting from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  He will cover rainwater harvesting practices, ways to incorporate rainwater collection into your residential landscaping, and methods for making your rainwater barrel.  The library is located at 416 S. Friendswood Drive.

Save the date for the Fall Master Gardener Plant Sale October 12, 2019 from 8 am (for plant sale overview) and 9 am to 1 pm for sale.

For course reservations, telephone 281-309-5065 or email: [email protected]

For more information go to the GCMG website

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