Monday, November 9, 2009

Montgomery Co Master Gardeners

Just returned from a Propagation Specialist training in Montgomery County and wanted to add my voice to the crowd singing the praises of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners. They really set a high standard for the rest of us by installing and maintaining an amazing variety of demo gardens - floral, fruit, butterfly, xeriscape, bog and pond - and in their "spare time" they've raised the money for and installed a huge multipurpose building for their Extension office. They even have real china cups for the coffee! Talk about attention to detail...

If you have reason to be in the Houston/Woodlands area - it's worth the drive to Conroe to see what can be accomplished with a big dream, hard work and a team spirit. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have Tom LeRoy as coach/Extension agent.

5 comments:

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Propagation Specialist training...now that sounds fascinating. Ever since Austin's Master Gardener tour a couple of weeks ago, my garden has seemed so bleak and I've been aching for more, more more.

Sorry I missed you speaking that day. I was carpooling with a couple of other garden bloggers and not in charge of the schedule. Hope to cross paths again soon.

vbdb said...

When they talked about seeds, I thought about the larkspur seeds from your garden that brighten mine in the spring. Maybe we should have a propagation class in your garden for the garden blogger group - you have such a nice variety of plants to choose from.

ConsciousGardener said...

I'd love to go to your place for a class! Did you learn some new tricks?

vbdb said...

Your house is actually more convenient to most people and yours is a much more interesting garden - why don't we plan something at your house? I'd be happy to teach it. (Just FYI, I'm also working on a similar presentation over at Mueller in the spring.)

Garden tips said...

nice photos and a well written blog. I look forward to reading more.