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Monarchs: From Miracle to Disaster

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Egardening with the Master Gardeners

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Egardening with the Master Gardeners February 2015

eGardening with the Master Gardeners February 2015


Pecan Grafting Seminar by Sara Allen

Pecan production is popular in Hunt County in both backyard small orchards, as well as larger orchards. We have had requests recently to host a Pecan Grafting Clinic, and are pleased to be doing so on Thursday, January 15, as part of the Art of Gardening Seminar Series.

This seminar will be the first “Art of Gardening Series” seminar for 2015. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, 5501 Business Highway 69 South in Greenville.

The speaker for this free program is Winston Walls, of Walls Family Farm in Terrell, TX. Mr. Walls has a long and successful past with grafting pecans, and estimates he has grafted over 6,000 trees. He learned his skill from his family, and is honored to be sharing it with others. His family’s pecan orchard is well known in our area, as well as the trees they graft and sell. He is excited to be sharing his skills with participants in the seminar.

This seminar will be devoted to teaching the various types of grafts, including the Whip Graft, Clevice or Inlay Graft, and Banana Graft. Mr. Walls will also be giving away a tree to one lucky participant. There will also be time for a question and answer session.

If you are interested in learning how to graft, you will not want to miss this seminar. In addition to the door prize, refreshments will be provided. Make plans to attend each “Art of Gardening Series” event this year as well. Programs are held at 6:00 p.m. the third Thursday of January, April, July and October. Watch for details of upcoming programs here, or you may also find information at The Master Gardeners also have a Facebook page (Hunt County Master Gardeners), which we welcome you to “like”.

We encourage children and youth to attend with families. For questions on this seminar, please contact the library at 903-457-2992. Questions concerning the Hunt County Master Gardener program are welcomed at 903-455-9885.


Pecan Grafting Workshop January 15, 2015

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E-blast from the Master Gardeners for October

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Goblins in the Garden by Sara Allen

Hunt County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the 2014 “Goblins in the Garden” Contest for schools and youth organizations in the county. This event is being conducted along with the fall Art of Gardening Seminar, to be held in October in the Heritage Garden of Hunt County.

The entry process for the Goblin contest is easy. Groups should create a “Garden Goblin” using a fall garden theme. This could include scarecrows, pumpkins, owls, cats, bats, etc. Goblins should be made from mostly recycled items. Ideas include plastic milk jugs, flower pots, coke cans, buckets, etc. Creativity is valued as part of the contest!

Goblins need to be weather-proof as much as possible, as they will be on display for the public in the Heritage Garden from October 11-31. Groups should name their goblin and attach an 8”x10” laminated sign to it for display which includes the goblin name, school or organization. One entry per school or organization is allowed. Call, text, or email Master Gardener Charle Fox, by Oct. 1st  to reserve a spot for your Goblin  in the Heritage Garden. Contact information is: 903-246-1802 or email at

Deliver your Goblin to the Heritage Garden, 2311 Washington St., Greenville on Friday October 10 from 3-5 p.m. or Saturday October 11 from 9-11 a.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners.  A “People’s Choice Award” will also be given.


Goblins in the Garden

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