At our next meeting, the Guadalupe Chapter Presents
Milkweed Propagation Workshop, Get Dirty! Get Milkweeds!
Our own Bob Teweles, Master Gardener Propagation Specialist, will teach the basics of seed dormancy and propagation. Under his guidance, we will practice scarifying milkweed seeds and preparing them for stratification. We will make a seed starting mix and “Jiffy trays” that we can use to start seeds at home. We will also acquire pre-stratified Antelope Horn seeds that are ready for germination, with detailed instructions on how to propagate the seeds either for personal use or for our Earth Day plant sale.
Bob learned these skills in the program entitled “Milkweeds are Tricky Business” that was presented by Cathy Downs at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Ms. Downs is scheduled to speak about native milkweeds and their importance to Monarch butterflies at our September 2017 meeting.
Tuesday January 10, 2017, 7:00 PM
St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX
Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are welcome.
There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00 PM.
Directions to St John Lutheran Church: From FM 78 turn south on FM 465. The church is just past Marion Middle School on the right. From IH 10 go north on FM 465 toward Marion; the church is on the left.