Tag Archives: horticulture

Tomato Celebration – Open Garden Days

Celebrate with us the beautiful and delicious TOMATOES!!  May 15, 2021 This will be a Free Facebook Live presentation at www.facebook.com/brazoriacountyextension/ This presentation will be done three parts.  #1. 10:00 am – Growing Tomatoes; #2. 11:00 am – Maintaining Tomatoes; #3. 12:00 pm – Preserving Tomatoes

Herbs / Open Garden Days

The Brazoria County Master Gardeners will host Open Garden Days: Herbs with Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff. This is a FREE Facebook LIVE event at www.facebook.com/brazoriacountyextensin/ This is a three part program: 10:00 a.m. – Herb Garden Design 11:00 a.m. – Basil Bounty 12:00 noon – Cooking with Herbs.  

Gardening on the Gulf Coast – Xeriscape Gardening

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lecture Series: Xeriscape Gardening with Agent Kevin Gibbs, starting at 10 am. Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Southeast Region. Learn about plants that perform well under drought condition and use less water. This is a presentation via MS TEAMS. FREE with registration,   CLICK HERE  : www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-on-the-gulf-coast-tickets-137506051301  

Time to Prune Woody Ornamentals

Time to Prune Woody Ornamentals Stephen Brueggerhoff, CEA – Horticulture; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 2/02/2021 While winter is viewed as a season of contemplation, there are still pruning maintenance tasks for woody ornamental plants we can accomplish at this time of year. Pruning is a landscaping activity that benefits and promotes healthy growth. The reasons we prune plants are to train, maintain, improve flower and vegetative quality, and restrict growth. One goal is to create and maintain the basic plant architecture using sustainable methods. Pruning during late… Read More →

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lectures: House Plant Maintenance

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lecture Series: House Plant Maintenance and Identification with Horticulture Agent Paul Winski, starting at 10am. Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Southeast Region. Explore house plants you can successfully use for indoor gardening, and expert tips for growing them. This is a presentation via MS TEAMS.  FREE with registration, registration info coming soon!

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lectures: Growing Great Transplants

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lecture Series: Growing Great Transplants with Horticulture Agent Skip Richter, starting at 10am. Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Southeast Region. Know and grow great transplants for your home garden. This is a presentation via MS TEAMS.  FREE with registration. When you select your tickets, be sure to pick a ticket for each event you would like to attend and note the day your topic is being discussed. You will receive an email about the events you are interested in. Registrants will receive… Read More →

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lecture Series: Horticulture Myths

Gardening on the Gulf Coast Lecture Series: Horticulture Myths and Mystics with Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, starting at 10am. Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Southeast Region. Get to know facts versus myth-information and debunk 10 gardening myths to improve your horticultural skills. This is a presentation via MS TEAMS.  FREE with registration. To register for this FREE virtual presentation CLICK HERE. 

FREEZE AND FROST

Protecting Plants During a Freeze Stephen Brueggerhoff, CEA – Horticulture; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 12/08/2020 December’s cool weather is always welcome like an old friend that briefly visits for a few months, reminding that we have thick layers of fabric in reserve to ward off the bite of frost or sustained freezes from less-than fair weather guests. Understanding types of cool weather events is key to properly dressing up our plants in just the right fashion for adequate protection. I have adapted an article written by AgriLife… Read More →

Indoor Gardening Series – Gardening Indoors – Facebook Live Presentation

Angleton Recreation Center Indoor Gardening Series. Sponsored by City of Angleton Parks and Recreation Department. Starting October 7, a four part series for indoor gardening, featuring container gardening, fall and winter veggies, herbs and ending with fairy garden terrariums. Read More →

Citrus Leaves Looking Bad: Asian Citrus Leaf Miner

There are many reasons to love gardening along the Texas Gulf Coast, one being the ability to successfully grow a variety of citrus trees in our landscape. Urban gardeners to small-scale orchard operators in Brazoria County have natural resources of temperate weather and access to full sun to entice sun-colored fragrant fruit from their trees. Citrus is a general term for fruit that includes the familiar lemon, key and persian lime, the unusual thick-skinned citron, the delectable sweet orange, easy to peel tangerine, huge pomelo, grape-sized kumquat and… Read More →