Welcome to ROCKMGA


newmglogoWelcome to all of the new residents to North Central Texas – if you have moved from another state, we are sure that you understand the adage “There’s no place like Texas” … especially when it comes to gardening.  And welcome to all of the new beginning gardeners who need help.  We suggest that both groups start with the section THE BASICS for information on what to plant and how to plant it.  (And how to learn to appreciate our rich, thick black gumbo clay soil!)

What’s new on ROCKMGA?

It is time to stop and smell the roses.  Under EVENTS, enjoy the pictorial summary of the different rose bushes at the RCMGA Discovery Garden.  Titled “Rosapalooza”, the week by week posts will encourage you to plant time tested roses. 

A new section has been added titled GARDENS.  The first postings under the GARDENS section will be about the 3 B’s – Bees, Birds and Butterflies!  Information is given to help you plant gardens that will attract these special backyard visitors.   honeybee-1

For answers to your gardening questions, Master Gardeners are now available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office.  Stop by 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite B and a Rockwall County Master Gardener will be on hand to research questions and provide gardening information.  If you can not come by in person, call 972-204-7660 or email rockwallmg@ag.tamu.edu and a Master Gardener will respond to you in a timely manner.  If the volunteers can not answer your questions on the spot, they will continue to research or will consult with a specialist that has expertise in the subject matter.

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