Harris County Extension

Green Thumb 2017 Gardening Series: Raised Beds, Low-Volume Drip Irrigation & Rain Barrels

Rain barrelThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss basic concepts of irrigation and rainwater harvesting as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  They will also highlight the advantages of having raised beds in your garden.  Come and learn about soil choices, water conservation, sustainability and financial considerations.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  July 18
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb 2017 Gardening Series--Propagation and Seed Saving

SeedlingThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their June program on propagation and seed saving.  Learn how to easily grow more of the plants you love at (almost) no cost to you. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  June 20, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Insects in the Garden

LadybugThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their next lecture on insects in the garden.  Come to find out how to identify beneficial and harmful insects in your environment.  Learn how to choose appropriate methods of pest control and how to be proactive in their application to ensure a healthy and flourishing garden.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 16, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs

Mint--herbs program

Have you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  April 18, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series—Roses: Planting, Growing and Upkeep

RoseThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their March class on taking care of roses.  Add beauty to your garden with these colorful and fragrant flowers, and learn how to take care of them so they reach their full potential.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  March 21, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Carrots and radishesThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present this year's second topic: Spring Vegetable Gardening.  Come learn what to plant in the coming season and enjoy the produce from your own garden.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  February 21, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Soil and Composting

SoilThe first lecture of the year in the series run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will cover the topic of soils and composting.  Learn how to prepare your beds for the new growing season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: January 17, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Decorate Your Garden

MushroomsDo you have a garden but are not quite sure how to add those last finishing touches that enhance its look and show off your style? Then come to our next program where you can find out how to place beautiful elements that will add visual interest and, maybe, a bit of whimsy to your backyard.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Container Gardening

Container gardenAre your gardening dreams thwarted by space, soil or time?  Do other factors limit your success in having attractive and thriving plants? Or maybe you would just like add more color to your existing yard?  Then come to our lecture on container gardening led by the Harris County Master Gardeners.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Fall Vegetable Gardening

Fall gardenHave you ever thought about extending the growing season for your edibles into the fall?  If not, here’s your chance to find out how to grow and harvest autumn crops.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their July lecture on fall vegetable gardening.  Get ready to get busy!  The days will eventually get cooler, working in the garden will be fun again, and hopefully, you’ll be ready to show off fall’s bounty. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  July 19, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: www.motherearthnews.com

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