Friday, March 5, 2021

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Succulents

Growing succulents in containers can be easy with the right amount of care. Join Stephanie Jones, Bexar County Master Gardener, as she shares information about the glories of succulents. Stephanie will cover topics including why succulents are so forgiving, their root system, habitats, soil needs, containers, recommended plants, propagation techniques, water and care requirements. She will also discuss common problems and make recommendations on how to remedy them.  (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Texas Native Ornamental Shrubs for Your Landscape

The use of native shrubs in our landscape is just… natural! Join Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardener, as she shares the benefits of using natives and introduces some of the many native shrubs that will bring color and more to your landscape. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 3: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Growing Vegetables in Bexar County

Vegetable gardening isn’t rocket science, just give the plants what they need! Join David Rodriguez, Bexar County AgriLife Extension Agent – Horticulture, as he shares just what you need to do to be successful in growing your own food. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Special Session : 1:30 – 2:30 PM

After the Big Freeze… What to do in the Garden Q&A

After the unprecedented temperatures in February, your garden has been stressed to the max! Join David Rodriguez, Bexar County AgriLife Extension Agent – Horticulture, as he walks you through what has happened and what your next steps need to be. He will provide ample time to answer your questions.  (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Session 4: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Gardening Begins with the Soil

All gardening begins with the soil: understanding the soil you’re working with, how to amend it, and then how to protect it. Bexar County has 4 significantly different soils; from virtual beach sand to a thick “gumbo” clay soil and these soils can be amended in a way that maximizes water usage while minimizing fertilizer & pesticide usage. However, even the richest soil needs protection from the brutal sun, oppressive heat, and wind. Join Bill Swantner, Bexar County Master Gardener, as he explores these soils, various soil amendments, and ways to keep a stable environment in the soil. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Spring into Texas Superstar® Annuals!

In the spring we want to fill our containers and landscapes with color! Perhaps you might consider growing some annuals. One of the best things about annuals is their incredible diversity and versatility. Join Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardener, as she shares tips to help you grow annuals like a pro and introduces the many annuals that have made the cut as a Texas Superstar. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 6: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Shady Characters in the Garden

Struggling with your shade garden? Not all shade is the same. Join Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardener, as she defines the ‘shades’ of shade, shares design techniques, and talks about plants that thrive in the shade. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

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San Antonio Botanical Garden Membership Giveaway!

What:
One (1) Dual Membership to the San Antonio Botanical Garden ($75 value)

How:
The winner will be drawn from the attendees of CULTIVATE!
One entry for each session you attend.
The more sessions you attend the better your chances!

When:
The drawing will occur after CULTIVATE! ends. The winner will be announced by email to all attendees and the winner contacted by BCMG.

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Donations are gratefully accepted
BCMG is a non-profit 501 c (3) charitable organization

Valero will increase your donation by 7% curing this event!

Thank you!

After the Big Freeze… What to do in the garden Q&A