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November

November 3 – Annual Fall Plant Swap at the Discovery Garden – 829 Riding Club Road. The swap begins at 9:00 a.m. You do not have to bring plants to participate in this event.

Our days are changing quickly.  The first frost is likely to happen around November 17.  Use these pleasant fall days to complete landscaping projects and to prepare for late-winter and early spring plantings.

You can still plant winter annuals:  pansies, violas, dianthus, snapdragons, ornamental cabbage and ornamental kale. 

Complete your dividing of perennials and replant early in the month.  Set into well prepared garden soil.  Water immediately and apply a water – soluble fertilizer to get plants off to a quick start.  

Trees and shrubs establish well when planted this month.  Hand-water deeply after planting, and continue weekly during the dry spells in winter.

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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