We have been blessed with rain this year and now out of drought, so why do we need to be WaterWise? As one Texas rancher said “Texas is a continuous drought with intermittent floods.” Already you see gardens drying out and sprinklers being turned back on.
Dallas residents must practice the principles of WaterWise Gardening. So here’s your chance to see and learn.
Saturday, June 6th get out the door before 9am to experience the many WaterWise Gardens in Dallas. The self guided, free tour is sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Parks & Recreation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dallas County Master Gardeners. Tour Headquarters are set up in 3 Dallas locations with gardening classes taught by Master Gardeners at each location.
These are some of the best gardening experts in our town!
Along with the free classes, 19 gardens are on tour and 7 demonstration gardens. The Raincatcher’s Garden will be fully staffed. Stop by and see us, we hope we are #1 on your list.
Go to savedallaswater.com for a tour map.
Central Tour Headquarters
City of Dallas – White Rock Pump Station, 2900 White Rock Road, Dallas, TX 75214
9:00 a.m. – WaterWise Gardening – Chrissy Cortez-Mathis
10:00 a.m. – Why, Where & How of Planting Your Landscape Tree – Eric Larner
11:00 a.m. – Redesigning Your Landscape – Judy Fender
12:00 p.m. – Best Trees for Your Landscape – Eric Larner
1:00 p.m. – Landscaping for the Shade – Judy Fender
2:00 p.m. – WaterWise Gardening – Judy Fender
North Tour Headquarters
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center – 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252
9:00 a.m. – WaterWise Gardening – C.A. Hiscock
10:00 a.m. – Plant Propagation – Roseann Ferguson
11:00 a.m. – Soil Preparation – C.A. Hiscock
South Tour Headquarters
City of Dallas – Kidd Springs Recreation Center – 711 W. Canty Street, Dallas, TX 75208
9:00 a.m. – Plants That Like to Grow Here – Kevin Burns
10:00 a.m. – Vegetable Gardening – John Hunt
11:00 a.m. – Lawn Care for Weed Owners – John Hunt
12:00 p.m. – Plants That Like to Grow Here – Kevin Burns
1:00 p.m. – Plant Propagation/Propagación de Plantas – Judy Meagher
NOTE: Dallas County Master Gardeners will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to answer your gardening/landscaping questions in English or Spanish.
NOTA: Los Jardineros Maestros del Condado de Dallas estarán disponible de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. para responder a sus preguntas de jardinería/paisajismo en inglés o español.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6. Free. 214-670-3155
Quote by: Pete Bonds, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association