Register Now for Grow Your Own Classes
Registration for the popular Grow Your Own series of classes is open now. This 6-class series is jointly offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Fort Bend Master Gardeners.
For more information and to register, visit the Grow Your Own page.
Need help with your garden?
Landscape Success, an online series, will present “Choosing the Right Plants for the Right Place” on May 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. The free monthly classes are offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County Master Gardeners (FBMG) and Fort Bend County Libraries. (FBCL) Register for the class at https://www.fortbend.lib.tx.
Class presenters will be Master Gardeners Suma Mudan, co-organizer of the monthly series, and Peggy d’Hemecourt, Advanced Master Gardener: Earth-Kind® Landscaping. Planting the right plant in the right place can save you money, effort, water, fertilizer and time. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting. The class will be live-streamed via Webex.
Learn more about the series which runs through November at https://fbmg.org/landscape-
“FBCL has had a long and fruitful (no pun intended) partnership with FBMG for many years,” said Sandy Hrncir Johnson, marketing and communications manager for the library system. “The programs have consistently been very popular with the Fort Bend County communities. The FBMG have always offered very informative programs, and our patrons are eager to learn more from these excellent resources,” said Johnson.
“Normally, we would present in-person programs such as the Landscape Success series at various branches in the FBCL system. After the pandemic began and buildings closed, we partnered with the FBMG once again to provide virtual programs so that the public could continue to enjoy them,” added Johnson. She added a hope that the partnership will continue after the initial seven programs.
“We will discuss the future of virtual and in-person programs as COVID social-distancing restrictions shift,” she said.
The next Landscape Success program will be June 22, and we’ll talk about “Using Irrigation Wisely.”
What to Expect from Citrus After the Freeze
By Deborah Birge, Fort Bend County Master Gardener
After a freeze, our instincts tell us to do something right away. However, there is little that can help the situation at the time. It is impossible to determine the complete extent of tree damage. Why? Because twigs and branches will continue to die for a period of several months to a couple of years following the severe freeze, we just experienced.
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