YOUR SATURDAY MORNING CLASS SCHEDULE IS HERE!

Saturday classes are listed below, as soon as scheduled.  Unless noted, all begin at 9:30 am, in Education Station; and are covered by general admission that day, your Membership, or $5 each class per person.  Make RESERVATIONS to reserve one of 40 spaced seats, or get ZOOM information at 361-852-2100. 

Classes are designed, scheduled and often taught in conjunction with the Nueces Master Gardeners. 

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:

REBLOOMING ORCHIDS

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: 

COMPANION PLANTING

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: 

BIBLICAL PLANTS

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 water harvesting specialist Carlos Valdez 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 Landscape 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

Nueces Master Gardener Kathy Fernandez will share her expertise in growing unusual succulents and creative ways to display them.