Water Conservation Series: Pruning for Winter and Frost Protection

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Pruning for Winter and Frost Protection

Learn how to properly prune your plants and trees for best optimal health and beauty as well as what to do in case of frost.  Throughout the year it is important to prune different plants.  This workshop will focus on the essentials of when and how to prune those plants.  Each workshop will cover making proper cuts, different forms of pruning and most importantly pruning plants at the correct time.  We will focus on plants that can be pruned at that specific time to improve their health, vitality, and flowering.  You will learn how we would prune depending upon desired objectives.  These workshops will be specific to plant genus that are commonly grown in the hill country and will provide you with a clear understanding of why it is important to prune plants at the correct time of year.

Water Conservation Series

This session is part of the Water Conservation Series. These workshops were developed in response to common questions and concerns about various topics related to water conservation, water quality, pollution increases, and ecological issues.  The workshops provide a brief overview (with a chance for questions and answers) for Texas Hill Country residents to better understand where our water comes from and how to protect this important resource. The 10 sessions in this weekly series take place on Mondays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm beginning June 5th and ending August 7th. Feel free to bring your lunch while you learn of ways we all can protect our precious water sources!

Join us for all 10 session in this series or just the sessions that interest you!

  • Session 1: June 5 - Aquifers
  • Session 2: June 12 - Rain Harvesting
  • Session 3: June 19 - Rain Barrels and Wicking Gardens
  • Session 4: June 26 - Drip Irrigation
  • Session 5: July 3 - Find and Fix Leaks at Home
  • Session 6: July 10 - Landscape & Lawn Care in Our Semi-Arid Texas Hill Country
  • Session 7: July 17 - Water Conserving Plants; Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds
  • Session 8: July 24 - Xeriscape, Rain Gardens, & Prairie Ponds
  • Session 9: July 31 - Composting
  • Session 10: August 7 - Pruning for Winter and Frost Protection



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