Annual Bulb and Perennial Mart
In North Texas, fall is the ideal time to plant your perennials, shrubs and spring blooming bulbs. Shop the 2015 CCMGA Bulb & Perennial Mart to get the perfect plants you need to enhance your green space.

BULB PRE-SALE AUGUST 1 - 31 - Shop Now

BULB AND PERENNIAL MART OCTOBER 17
UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Aug 04 | 06:30 PM | John and Judy Gay Library-City of McKinney
Aug 22 | 10:00 AM | Melissa City Hall and Public LIbrary
Aug 22 | 10:00 AM | Melissa City Hall and Public LIbrary
Aug 27 | 01:00 PM | McKinney Area Newcomers Garden Interest Group
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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.
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How do I become a Master Gardener?

Master Gardeners are volunteers who work through their cooperative Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.  In exchage for volunteer work, they receive extensive training in a variety of horticultural topics.

To become a certified Master Gardener,  candidates must complete both the training classes and meet specific volunteer requirements.

In Texas, training is provided by the local Texas AgriLife Extension Office. The training schedule and volunteer requirements are different from county to county.  So you'll need to contact your county to get a training schedule and requirements for certification.

The Collin County program offers a minimum of 65 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation.

Please visit our Master Gardener Training Page for details.  Also check out the "Learn More About It" links for this FAQ to get more information and contact information for specific counties.