Mid-February is a great time to plant seed potatoes. Most of our local nurseries will have a good supply. Pontiacs for red potatoes and Kennebecs for whites are 2 recommended varieties for our climate.
Thinking about adding fruit trees to your landscape? December is a great time to peruse the best fruit trees for North Texas. Planting in January-March gives a tree time to adjust and spread its root system before a hot summer.
There’s an easy way to find out what’s going on with your soil – have it tested! A soil analysis test will offer a good breakdown of your soil and recommendations on how to improve soil fertility.
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Want to add a little fascination to your child’s life or classroom? Our Science with Attitude (SWAt) and Global Gardeners curriculum covers horticultural, environmental, and wildlife topics for the school and other educational or community venues. Our partnership with Elm Fork Chapter Texas Master Naturalists, and Denton County 4 -H, make our youth programs unique.
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The Spring Plant Sale!
Saturday, April 29, 2023
9 am-2 pm or until sell out
Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Ln, Denton
- Texas tough perennials
- Difficult to find plants
- Special container plants
- Plants grown by Master Gardeners
- Master Gardeners on-site to assist
The Annual Garden Tour!
Saturday, May 13, 2023
9 am-4 pm
- Self-guided tours of four unique Denton County properties
- Master Gardener docents on-site
- Ask a Master Gardener Booth
- Children’s activities
- Learn about native plants, shade gardens, & more
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