September 8-9, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Fruit & Pecan Tree Fall Maintenance

Join Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M University, Associate Department Head for AgriLife Extension Horticulture, as he shares what you can do to keep your fruit trees healthy going into the fall as well as care for your pecan trees to ensure quality pecans. Of course, he says “much of this depends on the current weather situation. If we don’t get rain soon, trees will be in a world of hurt.” Dr. Stein will talk about some simple things that could help. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.) 

Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Top 10 Blooming Trees for the Landscape

Texas is fortunate to have beautiful trees that bloom in the spring and summer seasons. Join David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension Horticulturist, as he recommends 10 trees that will bring color and beauty to landscapes that will be enjoyed by birds, pollinators,  wildlife, and gardeners. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 3: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location, Location, Location: Adapting to New Gardening Challenges

Gardeners new to Texas often find challenges with their new Texas gardens. Join Maeve Bassett, former Conservation Coordinator for San Antonio Botanical Garden and now Education Director of the Beal Botanical Garden at Michigan State University as she compares and contrasts challenges faced when you move to a new location. Maeve will also take us on a short tour of the Beal Botanical Garden. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Session 4: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Fall is for Planting Superstars®

Did you know that fall is a fantastic time to plant in Bexar County? Great plant choices planted in the fall will have your garden ready to go in the Spring! Thanks to research led by Texas A&M University researchers and AgriLife Extension horticulturists, we have identified plants that have what it takes to be in our Texas gardens. Join Master Gardener Lynn Cox as she focuses on the plants that have earned the right to be called a Texas Superstar. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1pt.)

Session 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

All About Water: From Source to Soil

Water is one of the most precious resources on our planet. Join Master Gardener, Bill Swantner, as he takes you on a journey to understand where water comes from, its impact, and how gardeners can utilize water efficiently in our landscapes. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 6: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Gardening for our Feathered Friends

Encouraging our feathered friends to take up residence, or at least visit our gardens, benefits both birds and gardeners. Birds add life, song, and color to our garden. They consume 1,000s of plant-eating  insects. And some even pollinate our flowers. Join Master Gardener, Lynn Cox, as she walks us through the birds we can attract and support through our gardening practices and plant choices. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)


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