Master Gardeners are busy at work throughout Blanco County. Projects are underway at Blanco National Park, Bamberger Ranch, LBJ National Park and Johnson City entry points; Master Gardeners are repotting plants for their native plant booth at Johnson City's April 17 Wildflower Days Festival and some Master Gardeners are preparing to attending the State Convention in April to bring back new ideas to Blanco County.
Are you enjoying Cardinal and Lesser Goldfinch at your feeders? Are you ready for some of the spectacular migratory birds coming through, like the Blue Grosbeck or the Indigo Bunting? On Tuesday, March 9, Blanco County Master Gardeners and the public were provided valuable information by Master Gardener Susan Evans. Susan provided tips on identifying birds by sight and sound as well as attracting, feeding and habitat. We are fortunate in the Hill Country to be privy at times to catch a glimpse of or a long visit by a wide variety of birds.
By the way, do you have your hummingbird feeders out?
Next month's meeting will be on Tuesday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Johnson City Baptist Church. April's educational component will be a demonstration on Flower Pounding by Master Gardener Pat Owens. As always, the public is invited, but to participate in the pounding, you will need to bring your own flowers! Most suitable flowers are brightly colored with wide petals.
The Master Gardener Association of Blanco County meets the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings include educational components of horticultural interest to Master Gardeners as well as to the general public. The Master Gardener Association of Blanco County is a non-profit organization among whose objectives is to provide members and the community information on good horticultural practices. The association works closely with the Blanco County Extension Office on projects of value to Blanco County. To view monthly newsletters, go to http://blanco-tx.tamu.edu/newscat.cfm?COUNTY =Blanco&CatID=779