The Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners will host a “Fall into the Garden” Open House from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at the Coastal Oaks Garden at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 892 Airport Rd.

The FREE two-hour event offers demonstrations, refreshments, information, and fun for all ages.

Meet your Master Gardeners, wearing green aprons, as you prepare for Fall. Bring your plant/gardening questions, tour the Children’s and Prairie Gardens as well as the Coastal Oaks Demonstration Garden, and watch gardening demonstrations.

There will be a plant giveaway at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Visitors will get a free entry ticket at the garden gate but must be present to win.

At the Children’s table, kids can plant seedlings to take home and learn about the 4-H program, including club membership and projects. 4-H is a youth development program for kids in 3rd–12th grade. With projects in kayaking, foods and nutrition, livestock, archery, fashion and interior design, photography, and more.

Kids of all ages will have fun making wildflower seed balls they can take home to plant where they choose. Demonstrations on Plumeria Growing, Exactly How to Plant a Tree, and Pruning, will be conducted by Master Gardeners and the County Ag. Agent. They will be held every half hour, beginning at 10:15 a.m.

At the Ask a Master Garden table, one will find information on fall gardening, lawn care, how to become a Master Gardener, and upcoming gardening programs, as well as mini hummingbird feeders, and soil testing bags and information. All items will be free.

Soil tests are beneficial and important to get the information necessary to only add back the nutrients your garden area needs for the plants that will be there. Testing fees depend on the information one wants to know, but begin at $12.

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who have gone through extensive training, including hands-on volunteering, on horticulture, insects, water conservation and other gardening related topics.

For more information, contact Bethany Hammond at 790-0103.

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