So we had a great class with Baron Rector! He had everyone’s attention and kept us guessing and laughing with his sarcastic humor. I have to admit though, I could not remember much of his class from last year, not much to say about my short term memory, but I will not forget this one! He speaks with so much passion about environmental horticulture. Wow, have we, “as in” human made so many mistakes with this awesome land God has provided for us! One thing for sure—he is the perfect speaker for our final class. We may not have learned everything there is to know about gardening, but what we did learn are real, proven, up to date, researched facts about gardening. And yet there is soo much more to come. Live, learn and keep growing!
So yesterday's members meeting was awesome! We couldn't wait to hear just how well we did with our Spring Plant Sale! It was our best yet! Congratulations and a Big Thank You to all involved including the Anchor Club volunteers! We talked a little about some ideas to improve the sale next year and how some of our best sellers were the vegetables. Sandy treated us with a delicious homemade soup and salad along with a yummy chocolate cake and there were cookies too! She even brought fresh homegrown heads of cabbage to share with us as well. Mike showed up with more of his awesome tomato plants which quickly disappeared at the end of the meeting. The rest of the leftover plants in the greenhouse were offered as gifts to all. Dee shared with us of the upcoming and last of this years 2nd grade class to be held next Thursday, April 14th at the PACE bldg,beginning at 8:00am. Carl shared some info on Mason Bees and how we could make homes for them to attract them to our gardens. And if you have never attended a members meeting then you should know David always brings some special gifts as "door prizes"! After every attendant signs in, there is a drawing of names for whom receives the gift. This time he had no gifts, but Sandy came to his rescue and offered fresh "free range" eggs from her chickens! Shirley and Julie were the lucky winners. FYI, the next class #6 will be a field trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center where we will enjoy a walking tour and lecture with Guadalupe County Master Gardener Deedy. We will meet at 9:00am in the front parking lot. All are welcome to attend, there is a $10.00 fee unless you are a new GMG student, for more info check out their website here http://www.wildflower.org/ Looking forward to seein' ya there!
Hey y’all, we just had a great class with Dr. Larry Stein (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist)! This man knows everything there is to know about fruit and nut trees. Several of us purchased his books today on peaches, entitled “Texas Peach Handbook” which I plan on planting next winter, so this little handbook is going to help me be much more successful! After class, Mike (a new class #6 student) shared his cherry tomato plants with us. He had many different varieties I had never heard of before our sale: Smarty F1, Mariana F1, Peacevine, Koralik Heirloom, Black Icicle, Indigo Rose and Snow White. Can’t wait to snack on those little gems! YUM! We also enjoyed some great snacks brought by Carolyn, Carolyn, Barbara, and Jacky. We will have a members meeting this Thursday, at noon, Sandy will provide lunch! Looking forward to a great meeting and lunch! Hope to see ya there!
Welcome to the Buzz where you can find out what’s happening in the Gonzales Master Gardeners and learn more about our activities as an organization. One thing for sure, we are always busy!