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Botanical Gardens / August 22, 2017


The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success
Whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Central Texas. Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden is a hands-on experiential gardener.
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


Gardening Questions & Answers
7:00 p.m. Zilker Botanical Garden
Club members will answer your questions about raising vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals organically in Central Texas. Learn about the challenges of weather extremes, insects, and alkaline soils. Bring leaf & insect samples in a baggie or jar. Visit for more information.

2017 Educational Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden
Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas
Raingardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands
Drought one month, floods the next. ! Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized succulent gardens? What are some questions that may need to be considered before deciding to invest in any or all of the common options for water control? Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for a discussion on the practical aspects of taming excess rainwater, including functionality, location, construction and maintenance.
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Bulbs for the Austin Area
Are you tired of planting bulbs that bloom once and you never see them again? Learn some of the reasons bulbs struggle in our climate and soil while others naturalize into generous clumps that you can share with your friends. Travis County Master Gardener Betty Dunn will discuss some reliable and newer varieties that grow well in our area.
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Garden Decorating 101
Recycle, reclaim & repurpose to enhance your garden space.
Create an outdoor sanctuary by infusing bits of your own personality into your garden. You know what calms you, what aspects of an environment make you feel safest and most peaceful. Bring out those aspects by enhancing your garden in ways that accentuate these elements. Travis County Master Gardener Martha King will show how nature is the ultimate recycler, reusing everything it can and that creators of garden spaces can use nature as an example.
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Source: www.zilkergarden.org