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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 10:59 AM
Thank You ! What a loving group of Gardeners you are. I have received so many wonderful “Get Well Soon” cards, telephone calls, emails, and letters expressing your concerns and sharing prayers for my recovery. Well, I am here to tell you what so many of you already know and that is “Prayer Works”.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 28, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, step right up! Step right up! Once again, the greatest gardening show on earth, the Llano County Master Gardeners Lawn and Garden Show, is coming to town. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, a vast assemblage of lawn and garden experts and vendors will congregate for your entertainment and edification at the Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 308 West Main Street, Llano. Just follow the crowds two blocks west ...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
Slovenian legend has it that St Valentine unlocks the roots of plants and flowers and that they began to grow on Valentines Day. If you want to be part of that growth, we have a sweetheart of a deal for you!. Starting March 5, 2014, the Llano Master Gardener Association and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting training leading to certification as a Texas Master Gardener.
Posted January 24, 2014
The San Saba Garden Club and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will co-sponsor a fruit tree program at Rylander Library in San Saba on Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Wade Hibler, County Extension Agent in Burnet County will be the presenter.  He will discuss varieties, planting, general care, fertilization, disease control and pruning for most all fruits.  Wade is retiring in 2014 so this is a real opportunity to apply his vast knowledge to our orchards. ...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 14, 2013
 All of the male Ashe Junipers (Cedar Trees) are loading up with their insidious pollen in preparation for their explosion of the reddish pollen dust to which so many folks are allergic. There is a solution to the problem listed below.  The Ashe Juniper (Cedar Tree) berries that are a strategic part of the solution to the cedar pollen problem are definitely ready to be harvested.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Llano County Master Gardeners are taking applications for their spring Certification Class. Classes will be held weekly beginning March 5, 2014, ending May 7, 2014. Speakers will include well known horticulture specialists, landscape designers, and rain water collection experts. The group will also take two field trips. Cost for the class is $175.00 which includes course materials and any fees associated with the field trips. To become a certified Texas Master Gardener, applicants must complet ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 29, 2013
Fall and Winter Signs Have you noticed that Mother Nature is sending us a big signal? The Live Oak trees are putting on a large amount of acorns and doing this earlier than normal years. Also, have you seen the female Ashe Juniper (Cedar) trees are producing a bumper crop of berries?
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 29, 2013
We’ve had a hint of autumn weather, a reminder to prepare gardens for fall. These Master Gardener suggestions can help you grow flowers and vegetables that thrive in the warm days and cool nights ahead so you can create your own beautiful fall landscape and garden. Trim faded flowers from crape myrtles to encourage more blossoms.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 19, 2013
Last Saturday and Sunday, we were using stored rain water to water our desperately dry garden and fruit trees. We used in two days almost half of our stored water, due to the water restrictions. Then Rain! The barrels are now full to over flow, and all the thirsty land is soaking up every drop.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 5, 2013
Last week brought us soaring heat and thankfully, rain. We were up in the dark opening rain barrels so the prescious liquid could be stored for later use. We had some empties, but now they have water--not full, but every drop is a blessing. Even in the dark stumbling around,it was good to see the Sky Water showering us with much needed moisture.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 13, 2013
Today the air is thick with humidity,and the temps are climbing up-- my personal garden time is early morn and evening; just when the skeeters are busy! My squash has been eaten by the vine borer and it seems the entire neighborhood has the same fate, dead mushy squash plants..
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Posted June 6, 2013
Pest Patrol Duty is Back Now is the time to be vigilant about the pest in our gardens. With the recent rains and cooler weather and now warming up we have quite a collection of pest attacking our gardens from all sides. We have the Fire Ants, Mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, aphids, and a multitude of spiders and other creepy crawling critters.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Updated June 6, 2013 1:01 PM
I spent some quality time weeding my garden recently. In my shadow I noticed insects crawling about and looked closely for signs of insect infestation — unhealthy plants that may be misshapen, stunted, wilted and yellow or light-colored. Here are some pest control tools from the Texas Cooperative Extension Service. Most likely you’ll have to try multiple methods over time to get rid of most (not all) insects. Remove plants that don’t look healthy and burn (check local restrictions) or d ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted June 6, 2013
The Onion, both medicine and food, the tasty combination of something that’s good for you and is a delicious ingredient in our food. I eat a lot of onions in a year’s time, so the garden has this lovely plant snuggled into every available space. They are planted in 1 to 2 week intervals.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013
Our roadsides teem with wildflowers, insects and folks taking bluebonnet pictures. Imagine what Texas Ranger James B. Gillett once described of this area in Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875-1881, “In the springtime one could travel for hundreds of miles on a bed of flowers.” In the springtime you can also start your flower beds or vegetable garden.