1 – 2 – 3 – GO! Welcome to ROCKMGA

New to gardening in North Central Texas?  This website is for you!   Provided by the Rockwall County Master Gardener Association.

Welcome to August – usually a very hot, very dry month in North Texas.  We didn’t get any rain in July, but the temperatures sure were pleasant, especially during the week of July 21.  We hope everyone enjoyed that week and we can look forward to a bearable month ahead.  
For our newcomers to the area, this means that the highs will be in the upper 90’s – not 110 degrees!  Our County Extension Agent, Todd Williams, often says that after July 1st, God turns the faucets off and rain storms are few and far between until the fall.  Check out the Water Wise section for ways to conserve water during these hot months.  

Master Gardeners answer questions at the Farmers Market.

Certified Master Gardeners will be answering questions at the downtown Farmers Market on the square on these Saturdays during the summer:  

August 10 / September 14. 

Stop by and visit with our volunteers about gardening.

Also, Master Gardeners are 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.

If you would like to be added to our email mailing list, please send your name and email address to: rockwallmg@ag.tamu.edu.