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Herb Rubs for Sale at Open Gardens Day!

Treat yourself to new and unusual flavors for your next meat or vegetable dish! The herb group has created three distinctive blends of herbs that add great flavor when applied to meat or vegetables: Chef Ben’s Spice Rub, Mediterranean Rub, and Wayne’s BBQ Rub. Sold in individual packets, these delightful blends will be sure to please your friends and family. These rubs will be on sale at the Open Gardens Day May 18, 2019 and are available daily in the Phone Room. Price: $4.00/each

Spring Plant Sale Reminder – PLUS Parking Information

The Spring 2019 Plant Sale is this Saturday, March 23rd. Don’t miss out! Whether this will be your first sale with MCMGA or whether you are a returning customer, you will find many of your favorite flowers, trees, berries, native plant selections, plenty of citrus and avocados – just a tremendous variety of plants overall! Due to the limited number of wagons we will have available, we urge you to bring your own wagon. Visit for the complete sale list, or give us a call at 936-539-7824… Read More →

‘Mrs. Schiller’s Delight’ – a Spectacular Flower Show of White

by Cliff Blackerby, Master Gardener Mrs. Schiller’s Delight is an evergreen shrub growing 3-5 wide and tall, valued for its compact, dwarf habit. While a slow grower, the plant does not require a lot of maintenance and once established is drought tolerant. While best planted in full sun they will grow in shadier portions of the garden but will not flower as much. The plant is covered in a profusion of small, delicate white flowers from late February to mid-March. After flowering it puts out red berries that… Read More →

The Perfect Double Play

by Cliff Blackerby, Master Gardener Spirea Double Play Red is a wonderful little plant designated a ‘Proven Winner’. Plants selected as ‘Proven Winners” are tested for health, vigor and ease of culture in test gardens all over the world. Double Play Red puts on a show of rich burgundy foliage in the spring followed by beautiful red, flat topped flowers. It is hailed as the first truly red Spirea. The plant grows 24-36 inches tall with a dense rounded spread. The cultivar is drought and wind hardy, grows… Read More →

Looking for Something Pink? Don’t Miss the Spring Plant Sale

by Cliff Blackerby, Master Gardener Bottlebrush Hot Pink may just be the pinkest of all the bottlebrushes. Bottlebrush plants originate from Australia and do very well in our climate. They are a hardy, drought tolerant plant, once established. Hot Pink is evergreen, has gray-green leaves and puts out a profusion of bright pink spiked flowers. The plant can be used as a specimen plant, shrub border or trained as a small tree growing 5 to 8 feet tall. Bottlebrush Hot Pink is a nectar plant that attracts hummingbirds… Read More →

Salvia Magic Wand

Look for Salvia Magic Wand at the Upcoming Spring Plant Sale The Montgomery County Master Gardeners will offer several new and unique plants during the Spring Plant Sale on March 23, 2019. Salvia Magic Wand is a new hybrid that grows 24 to 30 inches tall in a compact habit. The spires are upright and sturdy dark blue flowers with a lite scent attracting bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. Magic Wand is a long bloomer, flowering from spring to fall. The plant is great in gardens or containers and… Read More →