Lubbock Master Gardener Association

Fall Gardening

July 28 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Lubbock Master Gardeners: Fall Gardening

Master Gardener Betsey Heavner will focus on beginning a Fall garden, what to plant, and how to prepare for colder weather.

Free

Godeke Library

5034 Frankford Ave
Lubbock, Texas 79424
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Hub City Garden Tour

June 25 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Join us for The 2nd Annual Hub City Garden Tour and see a variety of ways to landscape and decorate your yard. We will have several gardens for you to view and each is different and exciting. Each garden will feature an interview with the homeowner on the process of creating their garden area as well as a table of goodies that may include plants, seeds, garden accessories or things made from the garden for sale. Attendees will have access to all the gardens on the day of the tour along with a guide to give you more information as well as a place to take notes. All proceeds go to all the education materials, activities and outreach for Lubbockites by Lubbock Master Gardeners. We hope to see you on the tour!

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED

Tickets can be purchased in person

8am – 12pm Saturday, June 25th

at the Roscoe Wilson Magic School Garden: 2807 25th St.

Garden tour programs and maps will be available at the Roscoe Wilson Magic Garden beginning at 8:00 am, Saturday, June 25th.

Roscoe Wilson Magic Garden

2807 25th st
Lubbock, TX 79410 United States
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Composting in Lubbock

June 16 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Lubbock Master Gardeners:
Composting in Lubbock

Master Gardener John Wallis will focus on how
composting in Lubbock is unique from other places.

Free

Godeke Library

5034 Frankford Ave
Lubbock, Texas 79424
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Wine and Clay Festival

June 11 @ 10:00 am June 12 @ 5:00 pm

Lubbock Master Gardeners feature Herbs at Wine and Clay Festival
Several edible herbs grow in Lubbock! Lubbock Master Gardeners will display herbs in
pots made by clay guild members, hand out herb growing tips and recipes – and of
course, answer other gardening questions! You can match savory and sweet herbal
treats with the wine you learn about at the 25 th annual wine and clay festival display
June 11 and 12.

Wine and Clay is a chance for local and regional artisans to showcase their artwork. There will be food trucks, music and of course, plenty of wine! It is located at East FM 1585 in Lubbock, TX.

Free admission. Wine sold by the glass/bottle.

Saturday, June 11th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 12th, 12pm-5pm

Free – $24.00

Llano Estacado Winery

3426 E FM 1585
Lubbock, Texas 79404 United States
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Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients

  • 120ml (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 tsp. dried basil, crushed
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 220g (8 oz.) fettuccine or angel hair pasta (cooked and drained)
  • 360ml (1 1/2 cups) broccoli floweretts (cooked tender-crisp)
  • 3 Tbsp. walnuts (chopped )
  • fresh, grated Parmesan cheese

Procedure

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  2. Add the basil, lemon juice, garlic powder and seasoned salt, blending well.
  3. Add the fettuccine, broccoli, walnuts.
  4. Blend well and toss to coat the fettuccine.
  5. After tossing, add fresh grated Parmesan cheese to top off the dish.

This article uses material from the Wikibooks article “Cookbook:Garlic Parmesan Pasta“, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 tablespoons of pico de gallo
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 chopped Jalapeño OR 2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper OR 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 minced jalapeño OR 2 minced serrano chiles OR 2 tablespoon minced of any chile pepper like (adjust for spiciness)

Procedure

  1. Pit the avocados.
  2. Score avocado without cutting through the skin.
  3. Scoop out one avocado with a large spoon and place in mixing bowl.
  4. Add the lime juice and stir to evenly coat the avocados.
  5. Stir in the Pico de Gallo, garlic, oil, jalapeño, salt, red pepper, and black pepper, mashing and tossing the avocado pieces until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Then scoop out the other avocados and gently mix and toss in the larger pieces.
  7. The guacamole is the right consistency when more large pieces than mashed parts remain.
  8. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

This article uses material from the Wikibooks article “Cookbook:Guacamole“, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup peeled and cubed sweet potato
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 14-oz cans of nonfat and low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable stock
  • 1 15-oz can of pumpkin
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

Procedure

  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion for 3-4 minutes then add flour, curry, cumin and nutmeg and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add sweet potato, salt, chicken broth and pumpkin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered for about 20-25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked through and softened. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Place half of the pumpkin mixture in a blender and process until smooth. Using a strainer, pour soup back into pan. Repeat with rest of soup.
  4. Raise heat to medium then stir in milk and cook for 5 minutes or until soup is heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and add lime juice.

This article uses material from the Wikibooks article “Cookbook:Spiced Pumpkin Soup“, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Gardening App Review: Garden Tags

Use this Garden Tags app for:

Identifying plants, looking at other peoples’ plant and garden photos, task reminders, social media for plants.

 

Who should use Garden Tags app:

People who are looking for the Instagram of plant identification, but with a task feature.

 

Features of Garden Tags:

  • Take a photo
  • Upload a photo
  • Look at other people’s photos
  • Get alerts about your plants

 

Shortcomings of Garden Tags:

Very limited featureset – it’s social media for gardening

 

The Garden Tags app boasts:

Garden Tags is the ultimate all-in-one app for gardeners of all abilities that’s making the art of growing easy and fun. Get planting inspiration, advice, identification and garden management in one free app. It’s simple – you’ll grow more plants and less weeds.

With the Garden Tags gardening app you can manage your entire garden and plant collection in one place. You can also experience the joy of gardening with our rapidly growing community of 100,000+ gardeners and receive garden and plant advice in return. And if you don’t know what the plant is. No Problem. Our gardeners will identify it for you for free…You really can’t beat gardener powered plant identification.

CATALOGUE YOUR ENTIRE GARDEN FOR FREE

With Garden Tags you can keep a record of all your plants in your garden in one place. When you add a plant you also get access to all the information about that plant in our growing encyclopedia of 18,000+ plants. What’s more, you get a handy record of how each plant has grown over the seasons too.

FREE GARDEN AND PLANT INSPIRATION

Garden Tags members have already shared hundreds of thousands of gardens, plants and beautiful flowers on the gardening app. With GardenTags you’ll never be stuck for garden design and plant inspiration again. Follow expert growers like the RHS and TV Gardener Michael Perry or organic growers like Ellen Mary Gardening. From rose specialists, to organic allotmenteers to succulent growers – they’re all sharing daily inspiration to expand our growing horizons. If you like garden design there are thousands of designs to choose from too.

FREE PLANT IDENTIFICATION & ADVICE FROM REAL GARDENERS

Do you need to identify a plant or flower? Want to know which plants will grow best and flower in your garden? Thinking of going organic? GardenTags has 1000s of experts on hand and ready to answer your garden, plant and flower questions. Our gardeners will also help you identify pests and diseases. You may need an answer to a design question or quick answer to an organic solution to green fly. Easy. Just hashtag your question #advice and you’ll get an answer.

GARDEN JOURNAL AND PLANT CARE TASKS 

When you upgrade to Garden Tags Premium you’ll receive plant care tasks when your plant needs care e.g. when it’s time to prune. There are also handy videos showing you the best way to approach the garden task too. Whether you’re an organic allotment gardener or a succulent grower they’ll be answers to your growing needs and personalised tasks alerts. You’ll also be able to add growing notes to each plant and task.

Beginner gardeners love GardenTags because of the plant identification and answers to many common gardening problems but also because they find the plant encyclopedia invaluable. As you get more confident you can follow the RHS, organic growers, allotment gardeners, succulent growers and experts in garden design. You never know you may be able to help someone identify a flower or help with a plant care task for someone’s planting journal.

 

My two cents:

This app is neat as a community resource for plant identification, but I think the garden planning apps like Homegrown are better suited for task reminders. However, the social and photo aspects of this app make it fun and interactive.

 

Screenshots and Features:

You must create an account in order to use the app.

 

Creating an account was a little more cumbersome than expected… this is just the first screen.

 

It asks some questions about experience…

 

It asks some questions about your garden “style”…

 

It asks you to upload a plant photo…

 

It asks you to pay money…

 

As you upload a photo, it asks you to label your photo with the plant type.

 

If you don’t know what plant it is, the community will help you identify it.

 

Based on the plant identification, the app with generate care tasks for your plant, which it will then notify you about when they’re due.

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