Don’t let the heat deter you – it’s an awesome time to grow a garden right now! From beautiful flowers to delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs, there are plenty of things you can nurture and grow in your own backyard. To help, attend the free Virtual Texas Smartscape Class: Grow Native, Not Wild! from 5-6:30 p.m. June 9. This informative workshop will give you tips on growing native plants, without your yard looking wild.
“Gardening with native plants doesn’t mean giving up your yard to the weeds!” stated the class website. “Texas plants look stunning when artfully combined in styles to please every taste – traditional, cottage, modern or architectural!”
During the class, you will learn how to cultivate key strategies from natural systems to control your landscape while still enjoying the dynamic, natural beauty of native plantings. This class will also send you home with the dirt from cutting-edge landscape designers and teach you to plant like a pro. Not to mention, this class will also help you find the balance between sensational and sustainable.
This class is hosted by the AgriLife Water University and will be shown for free on their Facebook page. You don’t have to register for this free class. A staff horticulturalist and water resource professionals will be online taking and answering questions.
Water University at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center – Dallas is the state’s most comprehensive offering of scientifically based solutions for water conservation and resource management. They conduct public outreach and research on water conservation and quality across Texas. They are hosting virtual classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 p.m. Other upcoming classes include Texan Plants, Rainwater Harvesting, Weed’Em and Reap: Weeds and Watering, Pots in Small Spots: Container Gardening and more.
Good luck on your gardening endeavors!