Tips from the Garden

I like gardening  --  it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.  ~Alice Sebold, American novelist~

SunPatiens Blush Pink from

June is the time to enjoy our outdoor spaces and all of the colors that this month brings with it.  Working in the garden in the evenings can be pleasant, as they are still cool and getting brighter each night as we head toward the Summer Solstice on June 20.


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    • Mark your calendars! The annual CMG Fundraiser Auction and Raffle is scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Grande, Milltown Historic District in New Braunfels.  More info to follow.

    • Check out the Be a Better Veggie Gardener link to the right.  The VRG volunteers are sharing their Fall Planting Plan which can help make all of us better gardeners.  

            New Feature: Focus on a Native

            We're happy to announce we're adding a new feature to our website--Focus on a Native by CMG Betty J.  

            Each month Betty will discuss a different native plant and provide information on its characteristics and attributes.  Be sure and check them out HERE

            This month features the Erect Dayflower.

            Wanted: All Nature Photographers

            Anole - Three Legged by CMG Marietta Diehl

            We continue to be impressed with the quality of photos received.   The Painted Buntings are here and so much more.  

            Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar by CMG Marietta Diehl

            All shots are added to our photo gallery.  The shots range from beautiful to gorgeous!  All are interesting.  Be sure to take a look. We dare you to send us more. 

            Hit us with your best shots!

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            Links to More Good Stuff

            Red barn with rain barrels at the vegetable garden of AgriLifeBe a Better Veggie Gardener: The master gardeners who work the AgriLife Vegetable Garden tell you what they're doing each month and why HERE.

            Green hornworm on a stemThe Bad Gardener: Follow CMG Ron S as he describes his latest gardening (mis)adventures HERE.

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