SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2022

Chance to Win!

“Friendship” Membership to the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Value $150)

$50 Rainbow Gardens Nursery gift certificate (3 to give away)

Your name will be entered once for each session you attend
(giving you 6 entries if you attend all sessions!)
The drawings will be held at the end of the last session.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Ethnobotany – Native Plants

For thousands of years, Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of this area. As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (the relationship between people and plants). Join Maeve Bassett, the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s resident ethnobotanist, to explore the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)

Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Native Pollinators

Our landscapes are full of native pollinators – solitary bees, native bees, beetles, wasps, and flies.  Join Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Entomologist, covers the basics of our native pollinators with a heavy focus on native bees and how to encourage them in your landscape.  Be able to identify some of the more common pollinators in your landscape and learn what types of plants are great at bringing the insect pollinators in. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)

Session 3: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Growing Christmas Oranges

Oranges and other citrus fruits have long been a holiday tradition. Come and learn how to grow the best tasting Christmas oranges and other citrus in your landscape and on your patio. Join David Rodriguez as he shares information on which varieties work best in Bexar County and how to grow them. David Rodriguez is a Local Gardening Expert with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as has well over 30 years of practical and hands-on experience. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Session 4: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Basic Tree Care

Shade and ornamental trees are the most valuable plants in your landscape and live the longest. Join Marybeth Parsons, Bexar County Master Gardener, to learn how to get them off to a good start and care for them properly which will extend their lives and provide your landscape with trees that are both functional and beautiful. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)

Session 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Rain Gardens for Wildlife and Water Quality

Learn how to make the most of the rain to improve your landscape for wildlife and water quality. Rain gardens are shallow depressions that help temporarily capture rainwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops and allow the water to be filtered and cleaned through plants and soils. When plants are selected properly, these gardens can help pollinators, birds and other wildlife. Join Lee Marlowe, San Antonio River Authority to learn the basics of site analysis, installation and some of the best local native plants to make your rain garden attractive as well as wildlife friendly. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 6: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Fall Gardening Tasks for the Landscape

While the calendar says it’s fall, our temperatures often say it’s still summer. How do you determine when fall is actually happening in Texas? Fall gardening means different things to different gardeners. Join Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardeners, as they share the various aspects of fall gardening. Topics will include tasks that prepare your landscapes for the winter, including maintenance needs, soil improvement, and fall planting. Timing and techniques for perennial plant division that is best done in the fall months will be included. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)

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BCMG is a non-profit 501 c (3) charitable organization

Thank you!