A Walk In The Park
The Collin County Master Gardeners will be hosting tours of the award-winning research and demonstration gardens at Myers Park on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 9 am – Noon. Over the past five years, we have partnered with the staff at the park to install gardens that include: perennials, annuals, crape myrtles, vegetables and herbs, as well as the demonstration gardens around the office and at the park entrance.
May 30 | 10:00 AM | Huffhines Recreation Center
May 30 | 01:00 PM | Huffhines Recreation Center
Jun 06 | 08:30 AM | Tyler Rose Center, 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, TX
Jun 13 | 05:00 PM | Tucker Hill Courtyards, Concerts and Cars
Jul 15 | 07:00 PM | Rockwall/Rowlett Garden Club
Want to be a Master Gardener?
There are still spaces available for this year's training class. Class starts September 1. Click above to get more info and download the application packet.
Dealing with the Drought
Learn some things you can do to help your garden survive during watering restrictions.
CCMGA 2015 Scholarship
Graduating seniors pursuing a field in Botany, Entomology, Environmental Science, Forestry, or Horticulture are eligible to apply.
This Month's Garden Checklist
See the list of things to do this month to keep your garden gorgeous.
What's Blooming in the Demo Gardens?
Come out to Myers Park and visit the Research and Demonstration Gardens. There's always something in bloom.
Read the latest Garden Wise Gazette
Check out the current issue of our newsletter about gardening in Collin County.
When should I begin pruning my trees and Shrubs?

The optimum time for pruning of trees and shrubs is January through early March when trees and shrubs are dormant. This is also the best time to move established plants to new locations. When considering the pruning of evergreen shrubs such as photinias, hollies or pittosporum, remember that new growth with which to cover pruned areas will not occur until March or April so the sooner you prune, the longer you will have to look at the ugly scene which you have created. Just be patient and wait until January or February to prune. The plants will appreciate the consideration. Also a word to the wise: If you will initially choose the best adapted shrub or tree which will ultimately only grow to the intended size for the location it is planted, VERY LITTLE PRUNING WILL EVER BE NECESSARY. A list of recommended trees and shrubs with their ultimate size is available from the County Extension Service Office. THINK and PLAN before you PLANT!