Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to plant your warm-weather herbs and vegetables. To help you get started, Travis County Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a Plant Sale (9 am-2:30 pm) and Gardening Seminar (10 am-12 pm) on March 10, 2018, at the Zilker Botanical Garden. Representatives from the Travis County Master Gardener Association, Austin Herb Society, Texas Bamboo Society and Iris Society of Austin will have plants to purchase and will be available to answer your questions. Booths will be set up on the “South Lawn” of the Zilker Botanical Garden. The Travis County Master Gardener Association will be selling a variety of warm-weather vegetable transplants, including tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers and more, to coincide with the gardening seminar – Vertical Vegetables – by Master Gardener Patty Leander. Patty will share her expertise on how vertical structures can save space, increase yields, make harvesting easier and add interest to your garden. Any vegetable that climbs, twirls, sprawls, or has vines can be grown “up.” Patty will identify varieties of beans, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peas and even small melons that can be grown on a vertical support structure in addition to providing plenty of practical tips and photos for inspiration. This free seminar will be held in the Austin Area Garden Center from 10 am to 12 pm. The Herb Society will have experts both in the booth and in the herb garden to answer questions, identify plants, and talk about growing and the uses of herbs. Bamboo planters, jewelry, and all kinds of things constructed from bamboo will be available from the Bamboo Society. The Iris Society will be selling 300 “mystery” irises that had been growing by the Walk of Friends in the Botanical Garden.
- Date: March 10, 2018
- Time: 9:00 a.m.
- Venue: Zilker Botanical Garden
- Website: http://www.tcmastergardeners.org/save-the-date-plant-sale-and-gardening-seminar-march-10-2018/
- Cost: FREE
- Name: Travis County Master Garden Association
Travis County Master Gardeners Association is an educational, non-profit, service organization which renders non-biased horticultural information to the community. Master Gardeners receive special training in horticulture, which includes continuing education as well as the initial 50 hours of training. Master Gardeners are trained and certified by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Travis County.
- Address: 2220 Barton Springs Rd.
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78746