A Newcomers Guide to Gardening in Collin County
February 27, 2016, 9 a.m.-noon, Myers Park in McKinney

New to Collin County? Why not spend a morning with Collin County Master Gardeners and other experts learning how to become a successful gardener in your new hometown.

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Jan 30 |  | All Classes are held in Council Chambers, 305 Century Pkwy., Allen, TX
Feb 16 | 08:30 AM | Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 Stallings Dr.
Feb 20 |  | Myers Park and Event Center, 7117 County Road 166 near McKinney
Feb 22 |  | George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Tx
Feb 22 | 01:00 PM | Fleur de Lis Garden Club-Sachse
The Garden Show is just a few weeks away
Our Garden Show is one of the best-kept secrets for gardeners in-the-know. Come and check it out March 19-20.
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CCMGA 2016 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 Earth-Kind® 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!