Bishop to discuss container gardening on "First Tuesday'

Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:23 - Written by From Staff Reports

Dee Bishop, a Smith County Master Gardener, is scheduled to discuss container gardening during the First Tuesday in the Garden lecture series, noon April 1 in the IDEA Garden.

Ms. Bishop has extensive knowledge about container gardening and she has used this method for several years because of the shade in her own landscape, according to information from the Master Gardeners. She will address how to maximize this method of gardening that makes it possible for gardeners who use small spaces to have fresh plants whether they are on balconies or patios or in small sunny areas.

The program is free, open to the public and about an hour long. The IDEA Garden is in the southeast corner of the Tyler Rose Garden. Ample parking is available outside of the southeast gate. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved inside the Rose Garden Center.

First Tuesday in the Garden programs will continue monthly through June. Master Gardeners is a volunteer organization of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service consisting of people who enjoy and are dedicated to teaching others about gardening, plant diseases and pests.

Additional information can be found at the Smith County Master Gardeners website, scmg.tamu.edu or the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service website, easttexasgardening.tamu.edu.