SPRING PLANT SALE
The Collin County Master Gardeners annual Spring Plant Sale will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 ... 9 am to 3 pm.

We have a NEW LOCATION this year ... Myers Park in McKinney.
UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Apr 23 | 07:00 PM | Harrington Library
Apr 25 | 10:00 AM | Huffhines Recreation Center
Apr 25 | 01:00 PM | Huffhines Recreation Center
Apr 27 | 10:00 AM | Celina Garden Club
Apr 30 | 11:30 AM | Myers Park
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!