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Parker County, Texas
County Seat: Weatherford, Texas
32.77N -97.74W (Elev 941 ft)
Cold hardiness zone 8A
Heat zone 9

Though the Cold Hardiness Zone for Parker County has been officially changed to 8A, winters like 2013 remind us to garden with the Cold Zone of 7B in mind.

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A Master Gardener is in the Parker County Master Gardener office on Monday and Thursday 9:00am-Noon and 1:00-4:00pm CT. The telephone number is 817.598.6168 the address is 604 North Main Street, Suite 200, Weatherford, Texas 76086

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Parker County Master Gardener Association

Located in north central Texas, the Parker County Master Gardener Association (PCMGA) program is an educational and volunteer program sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. Parker County Master Gardeners have received instruction in a wide range of topics including lawn care, insect and weed management, landscaping with native and adaptive plants, water conservation, etc. In exchange for this training, the Master Gardeners volunteer time to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Parker County Master Gardener Association
Memorial Garden at Chandor

     Texas Senate passes landscaping bill
Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant
landscaping or water-conserving natural turf

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3rd Place Medium Association
2011 Texas Master Gardener Awards

Honorable Mention Medium Association
2010 Texas Master Gardener Awards

1st Place Medium Association
2009 Texas Master Gardener Awards

2nd Place Medium Association

2008 Texas Master Gardener Awards

1st Place Small Association
2004 Texas Master Gardener Awards

Q&A and Articles from the Weatherford Democrat
These are questions that the Parker County Master Gardeners have answered in a weekly feature for the Weatherford Democrat. There are also articles from "Your Family" magazine.

Our Projects:
Aledo City Hall & Community Center
Ashley's Memorial Butterfly Garden
Azle Central Park Award
Chandor Gardens
Extension Demo Gardens Award
Junior Master Gardeners
National Vietnam War Museum Gardens
Neil Collins Memorial Rose Garden Award
Weatherford Public Library Literary Gardens
Willow Park Cross Timbers Demonstration Garden

Plants by the Months
A month-by-month rundown of what you should be doing for your plants. Also check out The Seasons of Parker County in Pictures.

Spring Plant Sale
Featuring perennials, shrubs, trees, annuals, herbs and more

Tips Section
January through December, we've got you covered

Landscapes of PCMG Members
Take a look at some of our member's landscapes. Pictures include landscapes, favorite plants, wildlife in the garden and container gardens.

The Best of Parker County
Parker County Master Gardeners rate items they have had experienced growing or observing. Current ratings include the best trees, perennials, annuals and shrubs for Parker County.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Parker County Master Gardeners answer your questions

Glossary of Gardening and Landscaping Terms

Water-Wise Gardening
Water is becoming a scarce and expensive natural resource

the real dirt: A Gardening Handbook for Parker County Award
Water usage, soil improvement, pest management, a healthy environment

Speakers Bureau
Our volunteers will talk to civic groups, non-profit organizations, schools, etc. Feel free to download our Brochure for more information.
Texas Master Gardener Awards
2005 - 1st Place Successful Gardening in Parker Cnty
2006 - 1st Place Rainwater Harvesting Seminar
2007 - 2nd Place The Real Dirt on Landscape Design

2009 - 1st Place Information Brochure
2010 - 3rd Place The Real Dirt on Landscape Design

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