2012 Texas Master Gardener Conference a Success!
By: A Chevy Texan
May 16, 2012 11:11 am CT
They did just that at the 2012 Texas Master Gardener Conference – River Walk and Garden Talk, which took place May 3-5 in Bexar County, San Antonio.
The event was hosted by the Bexar County Master Gardeners and the Texas AgriLife Extension, and sponsored by Texas A&M University’s department of horticultural science, its Benz School of Floral Design and yours truly, Chevrolet. More than 700 Master Gardeners from throughout the state were in attendance – talk about a great turnout.
This year’s conference was held at the Norris Convention Center. A variety of classes, events, tours, workshops and terrific speakers were offered at the conference. Also included in the agenda were a dinner on the historic River Walk, a plant sale, an awards banquet at the Oak Ballroom and a wonderful presentation, “Living and Loving It”, given by keynote speaker Mary Sue Koontz Nelson.
The 2012 Texas Master Gardener Conference was a huge success, and Chevy was happy to be a part of the event. Check out our favorites, some Texas Superstars – not only are they beautiful, but they perform excellently in the Texas landscape.
Larkspur – Known for generations, it’s been called rabbit head, or bunny ears, the reseeding winter annual puts on a spring display of blue, lavender, white, pink or purple petals surrounding a small perfectly shaped rabbit’s head center.
Malvaviscu Turk’s Cap – A marvel of nature’s architecture, each turban –shaped bloom has a spiked plume. Butterflies flock to them in a variety of colors: red, pink and the elusive white. A root hearty perennial in most of Texas , Turk’s Cap is very drought resistant.
Vitex – A large deciduous shrub that quickly become small tree, explode into profuse spikes of lavender in late spring.
Plumbago - A surefire, wide-spreading, tender perennial that stands the hot-Texas heat with waves of china blue blooms.
Gosh those are gorgeous. Which is your favorite [so hard to choose]? Sound off in the comment section!