Are you looking to increase your curb appeal with fresh landscape design and thriving plants? Or maybe you have dreams of a fall garden abundant with fresh produce and a fruit tree or two? If this sounds like you, then the adult horticulture education seminars presented by the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center just might be for you. Check out these four seminars going on during the month of August to expand your knowledge of all things horticulture.
Saturday, August 6: BACK TO BASICS – LANDSCAPE REJUVENATION
Kathy Hubner, Landscape Designer at Gill Landscape Nursery, will provide ideas from her years of experience on how to take your boring landscape and add new life by applying principles of design to your existing yard. Jazz up those old “mustache” landscapes to create a vibrant new look with curb appeal making your yard the envy of the neighborhood.
Saturday, August 13: WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW OF FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING
These great gardening guidelines by STBG Horticulturist, Carol Krank, give you specific plans for what, when, where and how to plant your vegetable choices. Tips will include proven maintenance, fertilization and insect prevention methods with charts and instruction sheets available.
Saturday, August 20: MAGIC OF MULTIPLYING PLANTS
Nueces Master Gardener, Fred Pena, provides insights to successfully starting plants from your garden and patio with this hands-on workshop. Bring cuttings you want to propagate; other supplies will be furnished. Walk away with a new treasure for your patio plant collection.
Saturday, August 27: FRUIT TREES FOR SOUTH TEXAS
Discover the best fruit tree varieties for our area from Nueces Master Gardener, Renee Brown, along with planting, pruning and fertilizing techniques to increase the bounty from your backyard.
The seminars will take place at The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. Up to 30 participants may attend in-person with spaced seating in the Education Station. Facemasks are recommended.
Reservations are required and ZOOM attendance is also available. Each seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. Classes are free with membership or general admission but will be $5 for all others. For reservations or a Zoom link, call 361-852-2100.