Volume 31, Issue #12 – December 2021
Where has this year gone? I felt like 2020 would never end and now I can’t believe how fast 2021 has gone.
Two years ago, the Bexar County Master Gardener membership elected me as their President. My term started out normally: our part of the 2020 Rodeo was a big success, the Children’s Vegetable Programs were underway, our CULTIVATE! Educational Event was scheduled for March, and we had a full calendar of festivals and speaking engagements coming up. And then things changed, and the Bexar County Master Gardeners changed with it. We focused on answering questions and providing gardening education via phone, email, a new Facebook page, and a new focus for our Scion. We learned to use YouTube and online tools to both improve our own education and to provide online learning opportunities for our community.
As we moved into 2021, we have finally been able to resume many of our educational activities: the Children’s Vegetable Garden Programs, the Culinary Garden Docent Program (with the addition of the CHEF program), Speaker’s Bureau presentations (both in-person and online), as well as many other services.
It has been my honor to serve the Bexar County Master Gardeners and the Bexar County gardening community these past two years.
The Bexar County Master Gardeners 2022 Board of Directors has been elected and will serve the organization and the community well!
May everyone enjoy the coming holidays!
You can now print or download Member Articles to your computer. Just click the Blue Button beneath the article you wish to save, and a pdf version of the article will pop up on your screen. From there, you can print or download using the indicators at the top right of your screen.
Please check out the many of FREE classes and webinars listed in this issue.
- This Month’s Presentation– No Presentation in December.
- Wise Water Words by Anna Vogler
- Superstar Spotlight –Chinese Pistache Tree
- In the Garden Articles
- December In The Garden
- CBMG Guardians Of The Seeds by Marybeth Parsons
- Master Gardener of the Winter Season by Kim Cassillas
- Bexar County Master Gardener Class 64
- Gardening Education Opportunities
- Agrilife Today
- Aggie Horticulture Facebook Events
- WOAI 1200 AM – Lawn and Garden Show
- Ask a Master Gardener Hotline
- Can You Help? – Join Amazon Smile
- BCMG Facebook
- Member News
- Certified BCMG Members for 2021
BCMG offices are closed to Drop-ins, so you must have an appointment to go in. Call before going over.
Agrilife Extension offices are open for business. Closed on December 24 and 25 for Christmas and January 1 and January 3 for New Years.
Monthly Presentations will resume in January 2021.
Gardening Education Opportunities
Growing Holiday Citrus Presented by Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardeners. Oranges and other citruses have long been a holiday tradition. Come and learn how to grow the best tasting citruses in your landscape and on your patio. Join Bexar County Master Gardeners Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox and learn which varieties work best in Bexar County. Find out more »
December 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Bexar County Master Gardeners, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 208
San Antonio, TX 78230
Bring your favorite lunch and learn from one of our Bexar County Master Gardeners. We will be meeting from Noon to 1:00 PM on the second Friday of each month. These lunch seminars are free. However, because of COVID restrictions, reservations are required and must be made in advance because seating is limited. Find out more »
Frequently check the BCMG Calendar, as that is where all the new, upcoming programs will be posted. Click Here
Past webinars are posted on YouTube for your viewing (or reviewing) pleasure! Check often for new postings! Click here for the list.
Call in to Live Radio on Saturday mornings, with your gardening questions for David.
Call in: 210-737-1200 or 1-800-383-9624 on Saturdays from 7 am to 10pm
Or just listen to the show, and learn from everyone else’s questions!
WOAI 1200 AM – Lawn and Garden Show
Host: David Rodriguez, Bexar County AgriLife Extension Horticulturist.
Past shows are archived here, for easy listening on your computer, tablet or phone, anytime! Listen on your phone while you drive!
Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners are available to help you with your gardening questions. We provide unbiased, research-based, locally relevant gardening information. Free service. You can reach us:
By phone: 210-631-0400 (Ask to speak to a Master Gardener)
Mon-Fri 9 am – Noon, 1-4 pm (Closed on county holidays)
Even during Covid-19 precautions, the phones and the Hotline are being operated from home telephones; hotline calls are being directed by AgriLife Extension receptionist Nick Vasquez.
Congratulations to the following MGs who earned their Master Gardener certification pin in November 2021. These MGs have completed at least 6 hours of Continuing Education, attended at least 2 BCMG monthly meetings and logged in at least 12 volunteer hours to earn their 2022 certification. The next pin distribution will be December 6 at the Christmas Party.
Chu, Marin Rose
Fink, Allison *
Fryer, Larissa *
Lee, Ronald (Butch)
Lhota, Karen Ann
Porr, Susan H.
Simmons, Anne Marie
Staysniak, Wayne *
* Class 63 graduate