Now that we're in the hottest part of
our year, you can take mental inventory of top performers for this
season. Even if a plant isn't blooming right now, if it's alive, it's
probably doing well! The Collin County Master Gardeners focus on
helping people throughout our area successfully grow and
tend plants year-round. Read on for sales, programs and
information about how you can still have great growing results, despite
Bulb Sale Thinking about cool weather landscape projects is a
wonderful escape from the dog days of summer! Think spring color and
cool temperatures! It’s time for the Collin County Master Gardeners
13th Annual Fall Bulb Sale. This year’s sale features some
old tried and true favorites plus some new outstanding varieties.
August in the Vegetable Garden This summer has not been as harsh as past summers at
the Myers Park & Event Center vegetable garden in McKinney,
making the Monday and Friday harvest volunteers thankful for mother
nature’s gift! Winter Luxury Pumpkins, Purple Hull Peas and peppers
are performing well. The tomatoes and cucumbers have slowed, but so
have the insect pests. Come take a look and see what you find!
Preserving Allen History Allen Heritage Village is being developed by the City
of Allen as a historic park which includes a collection of Allen's
oldest remaining homes and outbuildings and a well-preserved church.
Village garden landscaping has been a joint effort, with Collin
County Master Gardeners participating.
New SuperStar: Party Pink Crape myrtles have been one of the most popular
ornamental plants in the U.S. since they were introduced around 1790.
A Texas-born variety – Basham’s Party Pink – is being promoted as a
new Texas Superstar for its disease resistance, vigor and colorful
display, according to a horticulture expert. Fall is a great time to
plant new Crape Myrtles.
13th Annual Bulb &
Perennial Mart The pre-sale for bulbs is here! We are offering
heirloom and naturalizing bulbs by pre-order only online. We selected
easy-to-grow bulbs proven to be suitable for our climate and soil.
Pre-orders will be available for pick-up at The Bulb and Perennial
Mart on Saturday, October 15 at Myers Park &
Event Center in McKinney.
Timely Tips We are in one of Texas' most challenging times to be a
gardener. However, you can literally weather the hot times and
prepare for the bounteous fall growing season by keeping up with
garden tasks. Visit our tips for gardening in July and August to see
how to have beautiful, productive gardens NOW. You'll also learn
valuable tidbits like: Plant bluebonnet and other spring wildflowers in late
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