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March 2008 Vol. 18 Issue 3 Published by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County, for the Bexar County Master Gardener Volunteers & Our Partners David Rodriguez , Bexar County AgriLife Extension Service Horticulturist and Master Gardener Coordinator ‘CRISTA’ the 2008 RODEO TOMATO by David Rodriguez The 2008 Rodeo has come and gone, and many of you have asked, “Why is The ‘Crista’ tomato is a medium-to- there a new tomato released during Rodeo each year?” As we all know, large size tomato which is uniformly tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable but unfortunately many round, firm fleshed, and highly recent reliable favorites such as Surefire, Heatwave, and the Texas SuperStar flavored with a good balance of acid ‘Merced’ are no longer readily available due to an inadequate and unreliable to sugars. It also has a superb disease seed supply. package including virus-resistance (For information about the disappearance of these favorites, see: http://aggie- and it is heat tolerant. In addition, horticulture.tamu.edu/PLANTanswers/fallgarden/fallgrowing.html or ‘Crista’ showed exceptional fruit http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/cemap/tomatomerced/tomatomerced.html). appearance last spring with minimum During the last few years, some great new varieties have emerged as cracking after some 40 plus inches of reasonable substitutes, such as the 2007 Texas Superstar tomato ‘Sun Pride’ rainfall. and ‘Solar Fire’ and ‘Top Gun’ which were the 2006 and 2007 rodeo ‘Crista’ is a semi-determinate tomatoes. Information about these tomatoes can be found at selection, which means it grows the http://www.plantanswers.com/tomato_broccoli07.htmhttp://www.plantanswers.c foliage and then sets the fruit in om/solar_file_tomato.htm and http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/HomeHort/ relatively distinct stages over a short F1Column/2007%20Articles/FEB3TopGunTomato.htm. season. Such a plant works best for a And for 2008, another new tomato was released at this year’s San Antonio climate like ours where we have a Stock Show and Rodeo. The new ‘Crista’ tomato release was sold in the short period of mild weather in late Bexar County Master Gardener area at the Texas Experience Pavilion. spring (and again in the autumn) when conditions are ideal for tomatoes. The indeterminate varieties like ‘Better Boy,’ ‘Better Girl,’ ‘Beefmaster,’ and most heirlooms produce fruit and grow foliage together over a long season. In our area, the result is usually a huge vine-like plant with maybe two or three big fruit. I do not know about you, but I would rather have fruit (20 pounds or more per plant) than a mess of foliage! Have you ever wondered how the gardeners who harvest the first tomato beat everyone else? The trick is to “pot up” the tomatoes now and plant the result of the “potting up” into the (continued on page 4) 1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Manuel Santos 210-521-0311 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President Barbara Lutz March 2008 210-699-0663 email@example.com Treasurer Judy Hanna 210-658-0819 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Margarita Thompson 210-274-8501 THOMPMARG@AOL.COM Corresponding Secretary Maureen Montgomery 210-641-0280 Planning Director Mary Ann Johnson 210-497-5446 email@example.com Membership Coordinator Kathy Rice 210-496-2791 firstname.lastname@example.org Publications Coordinator Jan Craven 210-698-1548 email@example.com Publicity Coordinator Gladys Baker 210-614-4520 firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Cook 210-372-0236 email@example.com David is at the Rodeo! Development Director Laura Rogers His message will return next month!! 210-375-0035 Allanann07@sbcglobal.net Members at Large Lou Kellogg 647-4958 firstname.lastname@example.org Remember, Learn and Have Fun!!! Ted Richie 675-0494 email@example.com TX AgriLife Extension Svc. BCMG Coord: David Rodriguez David Rodriguez Texas AgriLife ExtensionService, The Texas A&M University System firstname.lastname@example.org Hort. Ofc. Asst.: Angel Torres email@example.com County Youth Gardens Coord: Doris Trotter The information contained in this newsletter is for educational purposes only. References to firstname.lastname@example.org products and trade names are for identification only and do not imply endorsement or criticism of similar products by Bexar County Master Gardeners or Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Phone: 467-6575 (BCMG) 2 President’s RUMORS…. Are usually false…. …and the rumor that C Howdy Partners!!! I have not been able to get the Rodeo bug out of me. Looks like we out did ourselves again—every year it just gets better! Hundreds of The Texas AgriLife Extension BCMG volunteers and the many volunteers who came from nearby and Bexar County Master o Guadalupe County accumulated hundreds of volunteer hours for Texas AgriLife Extension. I especially want to thank all my landscape crew: those of you who came out the day the flowers and plants arrived Gardeners offices are moving TOTALLY FALSE! So, if you’ve heard this r and wasted no time designing and creating those great landscapes. My co-chair was unavailable but Sir Oliver Smith came in and helped. I was rumor…relax and forget happy to see Nancy Cornwall who did the Texas State flower display, it—it’s not true!! n Barbara Lutz, Laura Rodgers, Mary Quandt. Ted Ritche, Pete Mendiola, and Gladys Baker, just to mention a few. Everyone did a great job. I heard many great comments from visitors and I noticed Travis County CEA Hort. Skip Richter taking pictures and Watersaver e complimenting us on great organization. Many thanks to the construction crew chaired by Clark Ehrlich and Lou Kellogg; they are the backbone of the Rodeo event. Thanks to all who helped with Landscape Contest r the construction and demolition Entry forms are now available for the Spring is almost here and I can hardly wait to get into the garden! 2008 Watersaver Landscape Contest and The first activity is the pruning so I hope you did not forget Valentine’s Tour. Entry deadline is Monday, April 7. day for pruning your roses. You can still prune roses now, but hurry and The annual contest recognizes Bexar do it before they start producing new growth. Now is also the time to County homeowners with yards that cut back all leggy growth and winter kill on your perennials. display outstanding and creative Volunteers are involved in several programs this month and next. xeriscapes that use less water to maintain. Also, do not forget the Texas Master Gardener Conference in Conroe, Five prizes will be awarded to winners Texas, April 22-26. If you want to visit with some outstanding Master in each of two categories: Existing Gardeners, enjoy a great educational program, and see another great Xeriscapes designed and installed by the organization at work please don't miss this event. CEA Tom Leroy at homeowner; and existing xeriscapes by Montgomery County is quite an accomplished horti-guy and is a great professional designers. Master Gardener Coordinator. All the information is on the Texas Top prize in each category is a $500 Master Gardener Association web site. I downloaded an application gift certificated redeemable at the Bexar sent it in and registered at a listed hotel—do it! County nursery or garden center of March also begins planning for the future. I am happy to announce choice. Second prize is a $300 gift that Helen Henderson will lead the nominating committee for the 2008- certificate and third, a $100 certificate. 2009 slate of Officers to the Board of Directors. We need other Two honorable mentions in each of the members; if any one of you would like to participate in the committee categories receive $50 gift certificates. please let Helen or me know. If you want to nominate someone or want Contest judges will be looking for low to be on the Board of Directors let your voice be heard. We are water usage and maintenance, overall always ready for new faces in the administration side of the Master planning and design, a wide array of low Gardener organization. water use plants, appropriate use of turf, Thank you for all you do for our Master Gardener Association here interesting color and the use of mulch. in Bexar County. February was another great month for our volunteers. Creative use of hardscapes, including Thanks to our directors CEA David Rodriguez and CD Guadalupe walkways, decks and pervious paving will Landeros for all their support and guidance. also be taken into consideration. Thank you and remember to "Volunteer for your good Nature." Winners will be notified and Have a happy March. announced at an awards breakfast on Saturday, May 3. Selected landscapes will be featured on the annual Watersaver Manuel Santos Landscape Tour Saturday, May 10. Contest sponsors include Edwards President Aquifer Authority, San Antonio Water (continued on page 4) 3 System, San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio Parks and Recreation Natural subject. Master Gardeners hope to raise Areas, the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Gardening Volunteers of South Texas. between $1,500 - $2,000 from plant sales Brochures containing contest rules and an entry form are available at most of the this year. Information on our scholarship local garden centers and nurseries, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio and application can be found at: Garden Center, and most spring gardening events. The brochure is also available on http://bexartx.tamu.edu/HomeHort/M line at www.GardeningVolunteers.org. For more information, call GVST at (210) asterGardener/BCMG%20Applicatio 522-9220. n%20Scholarship%20final%20rev%2 02008.pdf. Rodeo Tomato (continued from page 1) Bexar County Master Gardeners vegetable garden or larger container when the soil and air temperatures have warmed participation in the Rodeo also enables up enough to support tomato plant growth and fruit setting. San Antonio Livestock Exposition to To “pot up” your transplants, fill a one-to-three gallon black plastic nursery contribute towards maintenance and container with a premium organically enriched potting mix. Enrich the potting soil management of hundreds of classroom with an organic slow release granular fertilizer with a 4-2-3 analysis made especially gardens in Bexar County. For more, see: for containers. Be generous with the fertilizer about one-half cup (per one gallon) to http://bexartx.tamu.edu/HomeHort/M one cup (per three gallon) container. Remember, tomatoes are heavy feeders and if asterGardener/07%20Fall%20into%2 you want maximum fruit production, you need to feed and feed often. Place the 0Gardening.pdf. transplants in the container. They can be planted deeply; tomatoes are one of the few plants that can tolerate deep planting. Roots will form along the whole stem. This is Remember, Learn and Have Fun! especially important if your transplants are leggy or top heavy. The goal of “potting up” is to maintain the fast growth rate established at the nursery. Place the potted up tomato in full sun in a location out of the wind. The wind can injure foliage and reduce tomato growth. A greenhouse is ideal, but many locations on the patio or the south side of the house also work well. Nopalitos It is important to keep the container tomatoes well watered and supplemented with a water soluble fertilizer every three weeks. Use a 6-12-6 or 20-20-20 analysis. Watering every other day is not too often. The high quality potting mixes are often well drained so they usually will not become soggy. Reduce watering when the Salad weather is overcast and/or cool. INGREDIENTS: If the plant is subjected to more than a few hours of sub 40° F temperatures, it will 3 jars Doña Maria nopalitos— “harden off.” To “harden off” means the plant is reorganizing its chemistry to survive well drained rather than to grow. You will recognize this if the plant stops growing and you see (you can use more or less, some purplish coloring. “Hardening off” is what will probably happen if you plant the depending on sizes of salad) tomatoes directly into the garden before March 15th. 1 lrg onion finely chopped To maintain the tomato transplant in a growing state, move it to shelter when 1 to 2 tomatoes chopped temperatures below 40° F are forecast. This may mean putting the pots in the house 1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped on cold/windy evenings. 2 limes - squeezed juice If you do everything as described, your “potted up” plants will be quite large and 2-3 tblsp canola oil to mix may even begin blooming by mid-March or early-April. They can be transplanted to ingredients the vegetable garden or larger container, i.e. half whiskey barrel or 20 to 30 gallon Mix all ingredients very well nursery container (only one per pot). Garnish salad with avocado If you’re repotting in a large container, re-fertilize the newly planted tomato with slices or Mexican white cheese two cups of slow release organic fertilizer, like a 4-2-3 analysis. Apply one-half cup of (queso blanco). a slow release high nitrogen fertilizer, like 19-5-9, if you are planting in the ground. Chill before serving. Mulch tomatoes in the ground with two inches of cedar mulch. Water containers frequently and supplement feed every three weeks with the water soluble 6-12-6 or 20-20-20 analysis. Drip irrigation is the best and most efficient for ground plantings. Some six-to-eight weeks later, YOU will be the one harvesting the earliest tomatoes just like those folks shown in the newspaper holding the first tomato. Good luck—go and get some of those new ‘Crista’ tomatoes. As mentioned many times before about the other new selections, this might be the best tomato that you have ever heard of, bought, planted or tasted. Check it out! Profits from the tomato sale at Rodeo are used to fund scholarships for students interested in pursuing a college degree in horticulture or a green industry related 4 March Gardening Chores March is a major gardening month in the San Antonio area. The weather stabilizes • Use a pre-plant application of a and by the end of the month it is warm enough to consider planting warm season slow-release fertilizer analysis such as 19- plants. The last average freeze date occurs during mid-month. 5-9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square BIRDS AND WILDLIFE feet of garden planting area. Early March • We may see the first hummingbirds seeking out the cross vine, columbines, salvia is the ideal time to fertilize landscape and honeysuckle. This can be one of the best months at your feeder. Black chin, ruby- plants because you give them food just throats and rufous hummingbirds will show up sometime during March. before the spring growing season starts. • Thistle or hulled sunflower seeds attract goldfinch flocks that linger until May. • March also is a good time to divide and Seeds are still scarce. Cardinals and purple finches are active and the doves always transplant mums, ajuga, liriope, daylily show up at the feeder. and Shasta daisy. Repot overgrown, • Purple martins will be settling in. Be sure your houses are cleaned, raised, and root-bound pot plants. Keep plants in light placed at least 25 feet away from trees to allow a clear flight path. shade until re-established. COLOR SHADE TREES AND SHRUBS • You can cut tulip foliage down as soon as it is unattractive because they won’t come • Be careful not to get lawn herbicides too back. Leave the foliage on daffodils, Dutch iris and other low-chill bulbs, until it turns close to trees. Weed-and-feed type brown. The green leaves are replenishing the bulbs for next year’s blooms. fertilizers are notorious for killing young • Fall-planted pansies, snapdragons, dianthus, stocks, alyssum and larkspur are shade trees. spectacular in March. • If you plant container-grown trees this • Containerized plants can still be put in the landscape. month, be sure to make a 6 ft. circle • It is not too late to plant daylilies and irises if they are well rooted in containers. around the tree for mulch which will keep • March is great geranium month. Use them in morning sun locations. the grass at bay. Do not add organic • Wildflowers will begin blooming. Remember their seeds must be allowed to mature material to the planting hole. The tree if you want new plants next year. needs to root in the soil in which it will • Plant hibiscus, bougainvillea, mandevilla and allemande vines in containers for live the rest of its life. tropical landscape color, or move them out of the greenhouse • Paint all wounds on oak trees • Impatiens, fibrous begonias and coleus are summertime favorites for shade. In areas immediately to prevent oak wilt. where space is limited, plant your favorite flowers and vegetables in containers or • Ball moss is not a parasite on oak trees, hanging baskets. but if you don’t like the looks of it, spray • Perennials to plant now include perennial phlox such as ‘John Fanick’ and copper hydroxide (Kocide 101). ‘Victoria,’ iris and daylilies. • If you see army worms or leaf rollers on • Be on the lookout for a spectacular spring wildflower display. The spring months in your oak trees, apply Bt or Malathion South Central Texas are perhaps best known for their Indian paintbrush, Mountain quickly once they appear. laurel, winecup, Pink Evening primrose, Prairie verbena, horsemint and, of course, the • Fertilize trees early this month if you bluebonnets. missed it last month. Use one lb. (2 cups) FRUITS AND NUTS slow-release lawn fertilizer per inch of • You can spray fungicides while the trees are in bloom, but not insecticides. The diameter spread at the drip line or place in bees are still pollinating your fruit trees and are susceptible to the sprays. aeration holes. • Do not fertilize fruit trees after they start bearing fruit. Too much nitrogen will • Finish pruning except for the early cause the fruit to abort. bloomers such as climbing roses, mountain laurel and ornamental fruits. • It is not too late to spray dormant oil on the trunks of pecans to control phylloxera. Prune them after they finish blooming Apply one cup of slow release lawn fertilizer per inch of trunk diameter. Spread thinly at the drip line so as not to burn the grass and use a chelated zinc product such • Check mountain laurels for worms. Use as Pecan King. Bt to control them. • When peaches are the size of a dime, thin them to one fruit every 4-6 inches of stem. TURF GRASS If you don’t thin, you will have a tree full of small fruit and broken branches. • It’s still too early to fertilize the lawn. It • You can still plant the thornless Navajo blackberry. The fruit is as large as Brazos may begin to green up, but the root and Roseborough, is sweeter and ripens in late June and early July. Keep in mind that systems are not fully active until warmer late fruits need irrigation to produce large fruit. weather arrives. Any greening that occurs ORNAMENTALS • Do not use “Weed-and-feed” type • Cross vines put on a spectacular show this month, but ‘Texas Gold’ columbines are products. They only encourage weeds to even more impressive, especially when fertilized frequently. grow more vigorously. Wait until at least • Keep up the spray regimen with roses. Orthene and Funginex are the favorites. next month to fertilize this month is due Fertilize with rose food every 4-6 weeks according to the label instructions. Select to fall fertilization old-fashioned rose varieties if you want plants that are easy to care for, they grow well • Aerate and add a half-inch of compost as in our soils. a soil dressing if you haven’t done so in 5 Book Review in two years. • Apply pre-emergent broad-leaf herbicides like Amaze, Balan or Betasan if you didn’t apply them last month. Read the labels carefully and be sure your weeds are listed. The weeds that are already up may be killed by the coming heat or with Gardening and more……………. contact herbicides like MSMA or glyphosate. Follow instructions on the label carefully. The China Bayles Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert • Mow your Asiatic jasmine at the highest level on your mower to All of us have an interest in some area of gardening, but if you also have an encourage new growth. This is a good interest in mysteries, this series is for you. Susan Albert, the author grew up on a month to plant ground covers. farm in Illinois. A former professor of English and university administrator, she • It’s too early to seed a Bermuda lawn; seed will not germinate until is the author of the China Bayles series, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and late April or early May. with her husband Bill Albert, a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the • Tune up the lawnmower and be sure name of Robin Paige. The Alberts live near Austin, Texas. I met Susan Albert the blade is very sharp. Remember when she was in San Antonio last year at a book signing. She is an interesting that dull blades tear the grass, sharp person and researches her subjects extensively. ones cut it. Our heroine is China Bayles, a former attorney, who leaves a successful law • Check out the automatic lawn practice in Houston, Texas, and moves to Pecan Springs in the Texas hill country sprinkler system for leaks, broken between San Antonio and Austin. She purchases a small building and opens an pipes or heads, or wasteful misting. herb shop. The first in the series, Thyme of Death, published in 1992, introduces • In heavily shaded parts of the us to both China and the assortment of characters who live and work in and landscape where grass is difficult to around Pecan Springs. She becomes friends with Ruby Wilcox who runs the maintain, choose one of the Crystal Cave in the other half of the two story building that houses her herb shop, well-adapted groundcover plants such as English or Algerian ivy, Asian Thyme and Seasons. The Crystal Cave is the only New Age shop in town which jasmine, or mondograss. shouldn’t surprise anyone that knows small-town Texas. Ruby is six feet plus, is VEGETABLES willow-slim and has hair the color of fresh carrots. Together they are like • Put containerized tomatoes in the characters in other mystery books – always around when there is a murder and ground towards the end of the month. willing to do their part to locate the bad guy or gal. To make matters more Save some for April planting and a interesting, China meets Mike McQuaid, a former Houston homicide detective few for May in case of bad weather. who teaches Criminal Justice at Central Texas State University. • Don’t forget to keep onions and cole The herb shop and the plants that China grows and sells are part of the story crops well fertilized with one cup of line as you can see from some of the titles (Rosemary Remembered, Lavender slow-release lawn fertilizer per 10 feet Lies, and Indigo Dying). She describes her herb garden planted in back of the of row this month. Thin out the onions shop but is quick to tell you that while herbs are useful and have been cultivated to 4 inches apart. Use the thinned ones for green onions. for many years, they are not to be substituted for a doctor’s care. China helps • March is a month to plant favorite anyone that has an interest in herbs and plants while she is solving the latest vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet mystery. She and Ruby hope to add to their business by opening a tea room that corn, snap beans and pepper as well as they call Thyme for Tea. However, before they can get the area set up they have cucumbers, lima or butter beans, to take time out to solve a murder that takes place in the building. cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has There are sixteen books in the series. Chilie Death takes place at a chili cook warmed sufficiently (70 degrees F. or off in the town (sounds like San Marcos) and gives information on the different higher), southern peas, pumpkin, types of peppers used. An Unthymely Death published in 2003, is a collection of squash, peanuts and watermelon. short stories about China. The China Bayles Book of Days was published in 2006. • The last frost of spring may have The last book published was Spanish Dagger. China is gathering supplies for already occurred but even if it doesn't making paper in a patch of yucca plants when she discovers a body. As in the frost the wind WILL blow. Protect tender transplants and seedlings with other books, the residents of Pecan Springs live seemingly simple lives. This may Grow-Web (Plant Guard, ReeMay, not be true since they hide complex and dangerous pasts. Susan Wittig Albert is Plant Shield) for wind protection, interesting and an enjoyable read. insect avoidance and unexpected cold (2-4 degrees cold protection). Laura C. Rogers Class 43 Tom Harris, class 13 6 MEMBERSHIP Master Gardener of the Month Carol Ellis, our Master Gardener for the month of CARDS & March, has a unique perspective on the value of gardening. For her, besides being enjoyable, good DIRECTORIES exercise, and esthetically pleasing, gardening also has a therapeutic value, especially for troubled children. Born in Houston, where she began gardening with her Membership cards and mother as a young child, Carol later moved to directories are ready for pick Nebraska where she worked in law enforcement. She up. You will have to sign for got involved fostering children through the criminal your card and for the courts. How did Carol deal with all of those children membership directory. A from very troubled backgrounds and her own kids? She introduced them to the joys of membership directory will be working with the soil and living plants. Carol found that by involving her children and printed once a year and foster children in gardening and 4-H she gave them something wholesome to do, and this distributed with membership helped keep them away from some less desirable pursuits that lead many teenagers astray. card. (By-laws are also When she moved back to Texas, Carol continued to work with young people and to included). Please do not use gardening as a type of therapy for them. While working at the New Life Children’s misplace either one as we will Treatment Center at Canyon Lake, Carol started a gardening program for the young not be able to provide residents under her care. According to Carol, gardening helped these children to deal with replacement copies or their problems, provided them with a healthy way to release their energy, and, many replacement cards. If you are times, helped them to open up and talk about their problems. coming during lunch period In 1997, Carol moved from Canyon Lake to Elmendorf, where she continued her (12-1 pm), please call Angel business in landscaping and also managed a soil and nursery business until the need to Torres (467-6575) and she can care for her elder parents forced her to put aside her business pursuits. After the death of have the card and/or directory her parents, Carol felt a deep loss and emptiness and plunged into gardening. Soon she at the receptionist desk. interested other people in her community in her passion for taking care of the earth and for growing plants. What began as a plant swap became a garden club for the people of Elmendorf. The Bloomin' Buds Club now includes San Antonio and beyond and has Lunch at the Ritz become a very active organization with frequent field trips and its own website, all thanks to Carol’s leadership. The line of earrings Carol’s energy and drive finally brought her into the Bexar County Master Gardener known as Lunch at Program. A very recent graduate of Class 46, Carol has focused her energies and her gift the Ritz are really for organization on the Schultze House. She got almost everyone in her class to volunteer fun. I have had a at least one hour at this site. Some of the volunteers got hooked and have continued to pair of “snacks” help out. Working along side Barbara, manager for the Schultze House, they have called Garden Club for many years. become a good team of volunteers. So now the Schultz House has all the active hands it They feature a watering can and a needs—thanks to Carol Ellis, our inspiring Master Gardener for the Month of March. glove with swarvoski crystals. Lunch at Ann Caldwell, JMG class 1 the Ritz has now developed a new line called Lunch 2 go. This collection includes a pair of gardening earrings A Word of Thanks with pink watering cans with a tulip A personal thank you to all who worked so hard at Rodeo to make the Rodeo Plant motif, and flowers hanging down. Sale a success. We were fortunate to have great plants to sell. Beautiful hanging QVC sells them, and their prices are baskets of Fantasia geraniums and strawberries, Fantasia geraniums in 6” pots, and lower than Lunch at the Ritz’ website. I the new introduction of the rodeo tomato--Crista. Many trips were made to the realize the price is not cheap for greenhouse to pick up fresh supplies. The proceeds of our plant sale helps fund our earrings, but these earrings do hold Bexar County Master Gardeners Scholarship for Horticultural Studies. Thank you their value. Check out the prices of everyone who staffed our Master Gardener Booths, Rob who faithfully delivered retired pieces on EBay. When I wear plants, and David who made sure we had the plants to sell. Also a thank you to the my earrings, many Master Gardeners Guadalupe Master Gardeners who also helped staff the booth. Everyone’s effort have asked about them, so I thought I made for another successful rodeo. would share this information. Sandy Justice, Chair, Plant Sales Jamie Daily, class 33 7 Bexar County Master Gardeners, Inc. NONPROFIT 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208 ORGANIZATION US POSTAGE PAID San Antonio, TX 78230‐4818 SAN ANTONIO, TX Permit No. 3389 On the schedule…. Looking ahead… March 6 2 pm – 4 pm April 5 Hotline Training RSVP to Angel Torres 467-6575 EarthKind Rose Symposium Cleyburne, TX March 15 9 am – 1 pm Saws Spring Bloom Plant Sale April 17 - Educational Seminar 2800 US Hwy 281 North Educational Seminar: Deedy Wright Good Natives for San Antonio Landscaping March 19 (Wed) 6 pm TCE Conference Room Social Hour 6 pm Meeting 6:30 pm April 24-26 Speaker 7:00 pm State Master Gardener Conference Dr. Jerry Parsons Conroe, TX Home Vegetable Gardening 30 Years Ago & Now TCE Conference Room Texas AgriLife Extension Service programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin by “Improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high- quality, relevant education.” In Partnership and support of The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.
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