Monthly Archives: March 2017

2017 East Austin Garden Fair

It’s that time of year for everyone’s favorite garden fair!  Come join us for the fun! When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9AM- 2PM Where: Parque Zaragosa Recreation Center- 2608 Gonzales Street Austin, TX Cost: FREE!! Free and open to the public, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. Travis County Master Gardeners offer University-based information to fairgoers on a diverse variety of horticulture topics, while… Read More →

Yucca plant bugs

Do you have yucca planted in your landscape?  Have you checked it lately for pest problems?  I know that it seems early to start checking for pests but I walked past the yucca at the office this week and it is covered with yucca plant bugs already. Yucca plant bugs are in the order Hemiptera and are related to other sucking pests such as stink bugs and leaf-footed bugs, but are much smaller.  Adult yucca plant bugs have a bright reddish-orange head and thorax with dark bluish-black wings…. Read More →