YOUR SATURDAY MORNING CLASS SCHEDULE IS HERE!
For your convenience, we’re providing a schedule of SATURDAY MORNING Horticulture & Environmental Education classes! All begin at 9:30 am, Education Station classroom, with spaced seating for 40. Unless noted, fees covered by day’s general admission, membership, or $5 each. Make your RESERVATION, or get ZOOM info, at 361-852-2100.
2023 SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
9:30 am, Saturday, January 21:
RIGHT TOOLS FOR YOUR GARDEN
Master Gardener Carlos Valdez provides an inventory of basic garden tools and variations to make outdoor garden chores easier, more efficient.
9:30 am, Saturday, January 28:
Got orchids, but no more flowers? Orchid Curator Jorge Garcia shares tips for getting your tropical treasures to re-flower, and keeping them healthy.
9:30 am, Saturday, January 28:
SPRING PRUNING & CLEAN-UP
Master Gardener Renee Brown provides a list & timing for spring chores, including pruning post-freeze. fertilizing.
9:30 am, Saturday, February 11
PLANTING BEGINS, Successful Veggie Gardens
Gill Garden Center & Landscape Nursery’s Wyatt Page gives insights on planning spring vegetable garden, maximizing crops.
9:30 am, Saturday, February 18:
COLOR UP YOUR EXISTING LANDSCAPE
Learn creative, colorful spring planting ideas using annuals & perennials from Master Gardener Beth Spirko.
9:30 am, Saturday, February 25:
SOIL MANAGEMENT & SPRING FERTILIZATION.
Learn how to maintain your soil composition, and fertilize correctly for best spring/summer blooms & crops, with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Kevin Gibbs.
9:30 am, Saturday, March 4:
REVITALIZING LANDSCAPES AFTER THE FREEZE
Did you lose a bunch of plants in the freeze? Learn whether to replace now for instant gratification, practice patience waiting for the come back, or make better choices next time from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Nueces County Horticulture Agent, Kevin Gibbs
9:30 am, Saturday, March 11:
PROPAGATING YOUR FAVORITE PLANTS
Learn professional methods of propagation to start your own plants, enhancing your landscape gardens at less cost, from Nueces Master Gardener Fred Pena.
9:30 am, Saturday, March 25:
BRINGING BUTTERFLIES INTO YOUR GARDEN
Whether native butterflies or migrating visitors, learn exactly which plants draw butterflies to your surroundings, from “Butterfly Lady” Brenda Sattler.
9:30 am, Saturday, April 8:
Learn how landscape designers know what plant varieties complement each other, and “grouping plants” with similar care needs making you yard look like a professional designed it, from Nueces Master Gardener Beth Spirko.
9:30 am, Saturday, April 15
CONTAINER GARDENING & PLANT CARE
Even if space is not your problem, everyone enjoys a pretty container garden, whether flowers, green plants, or even vegetables in a decorative pot. Learn designer techniques from horticulturist Carol Krank for your patio or corner of the yard.
9:30 am, Saturday, April 22:
Learn which plants have been with us literally forever, what they symbolize and how they were utilized, with your local Biblical plant expert Dr. Rosemary Plank.
9:30 am, Saturday, May 13:
RAIN WATER HARVESTING
Nueces Master Gardener and Corpus Christi Xeriscape Chair Joanne Salge explains methods and equipment needed to catch and store rainwater for drier cycles we know will come.
9:30 am, Saturday, May 20:
COLOR ON THE PATIO
Gain insight from STBG Horticulture Specialist Whitney Lance on ways to add color to your patio with container plants and flowers. And visit the Gift Shop for wind chimes, outdoor wall décor and other deco items.
9:30 am, Saturday, May 27:
SUCCULENTS FOR PATIO & LANDSCAPE
STBG Horticulture Specialist Whitney Lance will share her expertise in growing unusual succulents and creative ways to display them.
9:30 am, Saturday, July 22:
CHOOSING, GROWING, WINTERING PLUMERIA
A week before the big sale, Plumeria Society’s Renee Brown will discuss tips on purchasing and raising these exotic, tropical beauties, and lead a tour of the Gardens & Nature Center’s impressive Plumeria Garden and Willoughby Viewing Platform.
Annual Plumeria Sale!
Saturday, July 29, 10-1,
Jewish Community Center, 750 Everhart Rd.,
Cuttings and rooted plants, named and unnamed varieties, will be sold, with proceeds benefitting the Botanical Gardens Plumeria exhibit. Free Admission to Sale.