‘The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success’ webinar will be May 8

Learning how to get the best out of container gardening will be the topic of a webinar hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Travis County on May 8. (Photo: Brylee Williams/Texas A&M AgriLife)

Container gardening main topic of free webinar

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Travis County will host “The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success” webinar on May 8 as part of its continuing 2024 Texas Tough Plants educational series.

The free webinar will be held on the Zoom platform from 10 a.m.-noon. Participants can register at https://tx.ag/TravisCoContainerGardeningWebinar. The webinar is limited to 100 attendees but all who register will have access to the recording after it ends.

After registering, participants will receive a link for the live session or a recording, said Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Travis County.

Tips for success in container gardening discussed

The featured speaker will be Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden. Walden will cover the major considerations and decisions leading to gardening success. Topics range from container garden design and choosing the right soil to choosing the right irrigation and amount of sunlight for each plant.

Participants will be able to take home a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Travis County and the Central Texas region.

“Kirk received an irrigation specialist designation from Texas Master Gardeners and that pairs well with his talent for container gardening,” Richards said. “He is constantly experimenting and has several tips and tricks that are amazing.”

Questions will be submitted as time allows. Those not answered in time will be emailed to participants after the webinar ends. Viewers of the recorded sessions can also send their questions to the Travis County Master Gardener help desk at [email protected].

Other educational programs offered

Richards said the AgriLife Extension horticulture program in Travis County provides free or low-cost public programs on gardening and food preservation topics throughout the year.

Many of the programs also offer continuing education units for those holding Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator licenses and Texas Nursery and Landscape Association membership.

Richards has more information on professional CEUs and the webinar. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 512-854-9600.