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Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant person" as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Call for Randy's solution for your question ... 713-212-KTRH (5874).
I have to say I have absolutely no idea what to focus on for this week's blog post. The truth is, there's simply just too much to talk about.
I tried to address that in last week's "March Madness" missive, noting all the things that should be done in mid-March. And frankly, none of that has changed. Especially if you're among those who didn't accomplish anything last weekend.
So, with all the information from last week still at your disposal HERE, I invite you to bring your follow-up questions to me live and in person this weekend. I have two events on the calendar ... one on Saturday at Cinco Ranch Ace Hardware on Mason Road, and one Sunday at the Aliana Home & Garden Celebration near Sugar Land.
This is a double opportunity when I can "get a pair of eyes on" examples of problems you may have. You can pepper me with questions, stock up on needed product, or arm yourself with solid information by picking up a FREE copy of my book. Hmmm!!! Did I get your attention with that?
Here's the game plan: On Saturday following the GardenLine broadcast, I will be heading out to the Cinco Ranch Ace Hardware store where I'll be on hand 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This appearance is once again courtesy of Nitro-Phos fertilizers, and ... like last week ... couldn't be more perfectly timed. We will have another register-to-win box and draw every 15 minutes to give away free bags of Nitro-Phos Imperial, Nitro-Phos Sweet Green, Nitro-Phos Super Turf and Nitro-Phos Pre-Emergent Herbicide with Barricade. Plus, the first 25 listeners who bring me a copy of this week's email tip or this blog post can pick up the newest Lemmonhead T-Shirt. Or, if you prefer, you can pick from the free Nitro-Phos goodies. You can even print a copy of my fertilization schedule and bring it with you to qualify.
Then on Sunday, I will be out at the Home & Garden Celebration at Aliana, one of the newest master-planned communities in the area. It's on the Grand Parkway (Texas 99), nestled between U.S. 59 and Interstate 10. I will be doing an 11 a.m. seminar on stage and a book-signing noon-1 p.m. But the books aren't for sale! That's right ... the first 100 people to make their way to the seminar will get a free signed copy of "1001 GardenLine Questions." The "signing" period will be for those who want their pre-autographed copies personalized.
The Aliana celebration is both Saturday and Sunday with guest celebrity chefs and design and organization experts on hand for demonstrations both days. There's a full schedule on their website.