Leaflet – May 23, 2018



BCMG will have two Texas SuperStar® display tables at this Saturday’s Festival of Flowers.  This display will be in conjunction with the fabulous botanical display in bud vases that Smitty (Sir Oliver Smith) spearheads at this event every year. Some plant specimens from two local nurseries have already been earmarked for this purpose, but we still in dire need of other Texas SuperStars to fill in the gap.
If you are attending, PLEASE bring some healthy-looking Texas Superstar ® specimens in plastic containers…Blooms being an added bonus! Keep in mind the change of venue for the Festival of Flowers which will be held at the Austin Highway Event Center, 1948 Austin Highway, 78218.
For further information, contact Sylvie Rodgers, 210 288-8234, or email: [email protected]

!!Remember to use VMS to record your Volunteer Hours and CEUs as you earn them!!

The Bexar County Master Gardeners and Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28.

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!

Still Need Help for Festival of Flowers:  Set up (VMS Code 604a) – Fri., May 25, 2018, Noon – 3:00p.m.  Plant Sale and Plant Exhibit (VMS Code 604) – Sat., May 26, 2018, 8:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m.  Austin Highway Event Center, 1948 Austin Highway (between Eisenhauer and Walzem Rd.)  See VMS or contact Barbara Lutz, [email protected]

It’s a Work Party!  Please help put the Children’s Vegetable Garden to Sleep on this Saturday , May 26 & next Saturday, Jun 2, from 7:30am  to Noon each day, at the Children’s Vegetable Garden in the San Antonio Botanical Garden. A couple of great opportunities to add to your volunteer service hours. (VMS Code 980a)

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go Garden:  VMS Code 980e, School Gardens. Email: [email protected]
Tue., May 29, Gillette Elementary, 8-10am
Fri., Jun 1, Loma Park Elementary, 8-10am

Judges Needed:  Adult volunteers are needed to help judge our 4-H County Recordbooks on Fri, Jun 8, 9am to 4pm,  or Sat, Jun 9, 10am to – Noon, at the 4-H Office in S-208.  Email Pam at [email protected] with your email address by May 31. (VMS Code 950)

Texas Folklife Festival:  Fri., Jun. 8 – Sun., Jun. 10.  Shifts 4:30 – 8:30 p.m., Fri., multiple shifts Saturday and Sunday.  See VMS calendar, or contact Barbara Lutz, [email protected]

Summer Youth Camps:  Pass out supplies, assist with activities at multiple locations: Fri, Jun 15, Fri, Jul 6, and Fri, Aug 10.  (VMS Code 980g)  Email: [email protected]

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:

Brothers Nursery Tour:  Thu, May 24, 10am to Noon at 1630 Creekview Drive,  78219.  2 CEUs.  Code:001

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Summer Training:   Earn CEUs in training designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening during this session which will be held Wed-Fri, Jul 25-27.   Educators will learn about “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that will provide an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the minds of children.  Contact Ruby Zavala at [email protected]

Urban Wildlife Series:   10 a.m. – Noon.  Thurs., Jun. 14 and June 28; Tues., Jul. 10 and 31, and Aug. 14.
2018 series is focused on water, and includes the Clean River Program, Texas Water and Wildlife, Stormwater Management for Wildlife and Water Quality, Native Plants and Water Conservation, and a Field Trip (TBD).
Cost:  $25 for the series, or $10/class.  Check out the brochure.

And remember, you 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!

Dinner Tonight:  Cool salad for warm San Antonio weather….Chicken & Fruit Salad.

Plant Sale at the Palo Alto College (1400 W Villaret Blvd, 78224) Greenhouse every Thursday from 10am to 3pm.  Vegetables, herbs, annuals, houseplants, woody ornamentals, and more! The Greenhouse is accessed by the service road next to the Natatorium on campus. Please call ahead during summer months to confirm availability:  PAC Horticulture Club, 210-486-3080.

14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival will be held on Fri-Sun Jun 8-10, in Blanco, TX 78606. See website for details on Speakers Pavilion, Lavendar Market, etc.

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening of the Leach Teaching Gardens, Texas A&M University on Friday, June 15 from 9amNoon.