Garden Calendar: Jan. 11 | Gardening | – Bryan-College Station Eagle


South Brazos County Farmers Market, noon to 5:30 p.m. Parking lot of Scott & White Hospital, 700 Scott & White Blvd., Texas 6, College Station. Locally grown seasonal produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, fresh ground whole corn meal and grits, pickles and more. 281-684-1372.

A&M Garden Club, 10:30 a.m. College Station Waste Water Facility. Program: “Abstract Design” with Noel Wells, flower show judge. Educational minutes on a horticulture and a floral design topic will also be given by club members as part of the club business meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Guests welcome.


Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to noon. Downtown Bryan at Main and 21st streets. Enjoy Texas products grown and made by Texans. Featuring flowers and plants, organic meats and free-range eggs, baked goods, local honey, homemade jams, jellies and canned veggies, seasonal vegetables, crafts and more.  A food truck or two is usually available for morning/lunch time snacks. Details:


Meeting of the TAMU Women’s Club Garden Interest Group, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Education Classroom, George Bush Presidential Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive. Roberta Smith, professor emeritus, TAMU department of horticultural sciences, will discuss “Texas Native Plants in the Home Garden.” Learn how to use Brazos County native plants in your home landscaping. Free and open to the public.

Growing Series — “Let’s Talk Tomatoes,” 6 to 7 p.m. Lick Creek Nature Center, 13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station. Learn about some favorite varieties of homegrown tomatoes and growing tips. Join us for this informational session presented by Brazos County Master Gardener David McAden. Details: or 979-823-0129.


Gardening with the Masters — “Vegetable Gardening,” noon to 1 p.m. Demonstration Idea Garden (DIG) at the Brazos County Extension Office, 2619 Texas 21 W., Bryan. Learn from the masters the best varieties of vegetables to grow in this area, when to plant them and how to prepare the soils. Presented by Master Gardener Mike Vidrine. Details: or 979-823-0129.


“Garden Success” radio show with Skip Richter, County Extension Agent-Horticulture, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, noon to 1 p.m. Listen to Richter’s advice on gardening in the Brazos Valley on KAMU-FM 90.9. Call in garden questions at 979-845-5689 or email [email protected].


Grimes County residents are invited to apply for a new Master Gardener training class that starts Feb. 5. Classes are held at the Grimes County Fairgrounds in Navasota. Topics covered include plant growth and development; soils, water and nutrients; earth-kind plants; plant health problems; home fruit and nut production; vegetable and herb gardens; and landscape design and lawn care. Applications now being accepted. For information and an application go to or call the Grimes County Extension Office at 936-873-3907 or email [email protected].

Register now for March 16’s 24th Annual Herbal Forum. The forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Round Top Festival Institute, Jaster Road, Round Top. Learn more about “Tea: Herb of Comfort and Friendship” with a focus on Camellia sinensis — the herb for 2019 through seminars, tastings and plant sales. The famous plant sale and “Thyme Well Spent” gift shop are open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Forum proceeds benefit the Gardens of Round Top Festival Institute and The Herb Society of America-Pioneer Unit Educational Activities. Pre-registration required. Details: or call/leave a message at 979-249-3129.

The Garden Calendar is a public service provided by The Eagle and The Brazos County Master Gardeners Association. To have your gardening event listed in The Eagle, contact Ginny Smith at [email protected] or 846-0997. The deadline for submitting is the Friday one week before publication.

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