Leaflet – April 25, 2018




Mark Your Calendars!
Luis Valdez will inform attendees on Growing Orchids in San Antonio at the evening BCMG meeting on Thu, May 17, from 6-8:30pm.
Held at 3355 Cherry Ridge, 78230.  Free & open to the public.

BCMG Board member needed!
John Maldonado has had to resign from the Board position Member at Large. We need to fill the vacancy as soon as possible.
Job Description: Members at Large • Perform duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
Interested? Please send an email to Presid[email protected] to start the process. Thank you from BCMG Board.

New BCMG Merchandise Manager!!  Doris Westbrook has stepped up to take on our merchandise operation!  Thank you, Doris!  Robbie Farmer set up and ran this operation so well for a number of years.  Thank you, Robbie for all your good work!

ORCHID SALE!!!  Moth Orchids  (Phalaenopsis spp.), $20 – $25.  Beautiful, Easy Care, Long Blooming, Assorted Colors,  Recognized as a Texas Superstar®
Deadline for your online order is NOON, Monday, May 7.  bexarmg.org



SIGN-UP for VOLUNTEER EVENTS using the Event Calendar in the VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – VMS. Find number of volunteers still needed, who has signed up, Project Code and even request an event reminder!

BASIL FEST at the PEARL: Sat., May 19, 2018. Two shifts – 7:30a.m. – 11:30a.m., 11:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. – set up and tear down, assist children in potting plants, provide adults information about gardening in South Texas.

CVG Contest-Picnic:  Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:15a.m. – Noon.  Set up, sign-ins, etc.  At CVG, SABOT.

Tuesdays & Thursdays  thru May 22: CVG Watering Team at SABOT

Judges Needed:  We are searching for adult volunteers to help judge our  4-H County Recordbooks on Friday, June 8, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  or Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the 4–H Office  in S-208.  Please reply to Pam at [email protected] with your email address by May 31, 2018.  We will then send you a judge information letter.


See all the Details for Classes in the Bexar County area on the MG Calendar!  Classes listed below may be of special interest to you:

A Taste of Fiesta!  Learn about all types of peppers & tomatoes and make your own homemade salsa with David Rodriguez and Angie Gutierrez on Sat., Apr 28, from 10am to Noon at 3355 Cherry Ridge.  $20.00 class fee.  Register today(210) 631-0400, Frances Moreno-Elizondo or Angie Gutierrez.

Mexican Herbs & Spices for the San Antonio KitchenChris Waters Dunn, author of “Enchiladas:  Aztec to Tex-Mex”, will share information on the selection and growing of herbs for home gardens that are staples of the southwest and Tex-Mex cooking.  Book sales and signing follow.  1 CEU, Code:002.  San Antonio Garden Center Club,  3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., Wed., May 2, 9:30 – 11:30a.m.  Free.

Growing Citrus on Patio and in Your Landscape.  Earth-Kind seminar presented by David Rodriguez will address  successful citrus  growing using appropriate selection and freeze protection.  Sat., May 5, 10:30a.m. – Noon.  Free.  Milberger’s Landscaping & Nursery.
And remember, y
ou can find all the TEXAS MASTER GARDENER SPECIALIST COURSES offered in 2018 at the TMGA website.  If you are interested in attending any courses, please email David Rodriguez, Extension Agent-Horticulture, Bexar County. BCMG CEU Code: 001. Note: NO Specialist Courses are scheduled to be held in San Antonio in 2018!

40th Annual SACXS Show & Sale:  Starts tomorrow!  Thurs. – Sat., April 26 – 28, 9a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.  Cactus & Succulent Vendors; Educational Displays; Hourly Plant Raffles; Live Demonstrations; Silent Auctions (Thurs./Fri.); Landscape Plant Auctions (Fri./Sat.). 

Dinner Tonight:   How about this twist on a pot pie to help you get dinner on the table quickly?  Turkey Chili Pie