Welcome to ROCKMGA

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After a couple of 100 degree plus weeks in August, a blessed cool front, clouds and rain have helped all of us survive the dog days of summer.  School has started and gardeners are once again energized to clean out beds and make plans for cool season gardening.

Welcome 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!)

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.

Master Gardeners will also be working at an information booth during the Rockwall Downtown Farmer’s Market.  Go to the EVENTS section to see what dates the RCMGA booth will be set up.  Volunteers will be glad to talk to you about any of your gardening challenges and problems.

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