Series of classes offered on North Texas vegetable gardening

(Rockwall) Rockwall County Master Gardeners will present an 8 hour series of  Home Vegetable Gardening classes in January, offering tips for growing in drought conditions and planning ahead for the North Texas heat. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan 14 and 21, in the meeting room of the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane. Students will […]

Free gardening classes at Covington’s Nursery

Free gardening classes at Covington’s Nursery

(Rowlett) Covington’s Nursery and Landscape Company in Rowlett is bringing in the New Year by offering several free gardening classes. First up, learn the tricks of the trade to ensuring healthy plants in your landscape while saving time, money and water, through proper soil preparation. The soil preparation class is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. […]

Soil prep is topic at Jan. 12 gardening class

(Irving) Denton County Master Gardener Mary Karish will present “Soil Prep: The First Step to a Great Garden,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the West Irving Library. Students will learn what steps to take to determine soil type and how to create and maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich environment for plants. Karish owns “The Three […]

Fall festival to feature hayride, maze, petting zoo

Fall festival to feature hayride, maze, petting zoo

The hay maze at Covington’s Fall Festival is always a family favorite. (Rowlett) Covington’s Nursery invites the community to join them in celebrating the coming of autumn at its 4th Annual Fall Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.  The festival will be held amidst the nursery’s gigantic pumpkin patch and beautiful pansy displays, located […]

Urban farming workshop to cover beekeeping, raising chickens, green living

(Irving) There will be an Urban Farming Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Senter East Building, 228 Chamberlain St. in Irving. This half-day workshop will provide participants with information about how to live sustainably in an urban setting. Topics will include organic vegetable gardening, canning and jamming, raising chickens, beekeeping, […]

Free classes on landscaping, pruning, fall planting in North Texas

How to improve your home’s curb appeal After a harsh summer, North Texas landscapes need a little TLC. Learn basic steps for refreshing your landscape and improving your home’s curb appeal at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Covington’s Nursery, 5518 Liberty Grove, Rowlett.   Best trees for North Texas and fall pruning At 11 […]

Year in, year out, nothing beats Crape Myrtles

We have an abandoned home directly across the street from our house and it has been that way for a least 15 years. There is a light pink Near East Crape Myrtle in full bloom and two standard white crape myrtles, also loaded with blooms, that exist on nothing more than natural rainfall – no fertilizer, […]

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