Learn how to trim trees during January gardening events

It’s a new year and a great time to work outdoors.  The People/Plant Connection is offering two seminars to help get ready for the upcoming spring planting. Due to social distancing, space is limited. Masks are welcome and reservations are required. To reserve your space, call 325-656-3104 or visit peopleplantconnection.org.

West Texas Gardening 101 will be Thursday, Jan. 21, from 2-4 p.m. This is the time of year to care for your trees. The speaker will be Allison Watkins, Agrilife Extension Horticulturist, and her presentation will be “All About Trees”. She will cover trimming, watering, and planting trees correctly for best results. Caring and planting of fruit trees will also be discussed.  Cost for the seminar is $20. The seminar will be held at the PPC Studio, 416 S. Oakes, San Angelo, Texas. Registrations are required. Call 325-656-3104 or go to the website to register: www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html.

The People/Plant Connection has kicked off their annual “Membership for Mulch” promotion through March 31. All the funds from memberships and donations go toward the purchase of mulch for the Children’s Adventure Garden. Mulch is used for water conservation and appearance. It takes a lot of mulch for the gardens. Joining or donating is simple. Go to their website: www.peopleplantconnection.org and join or donate using your credit card or PayPal. If you want to pay by check simply mail your check to: PPC, P.O. Box 62841, San Angelo, TX 76906. As a PPC member, you receive a quarterly e-newsletter with gardening tips and upcoming promotions for the PPC. Members also receive a monthly e-newsbrief of the seminars and classes for the month. Just in time for spring, PPC members receive discounts from their Industry Sponsors. The sponsors are: All-Tex Irrigation Supply, Angelo Seamless Gutter, Cornerstone Landscape & Irrigation, Concho Natives, Desert Gardens At Cactustown, Native Ornamentals in Mertzon, Olive’s Nursery and Scherz Landscape Co. Members get a $1 discount at the adult art classes and $5 discount at the West Texas Gardener 101 seminars.

The People/Plant Connection is run by volunteers so all proceeds from events, classes and seminars go toward the Children’s Adventure Garden project. For more information about The People/Plant Connection, check out its website: www.peopleplantconnection.org.

This article originally appeared on San Angelo Standard-Times: Learn how to trim trees during January gardening events

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