Come August, anyone with a lawn is faced with the choice of a water bill that would make Jerry Jones choke on his chicken wing or seeing his lawn blasted into fine ash by the Texas sun. The Dallas County Master Gardeners, a volunteer organization dedicated to planting gardening knowledge across the land of Dallas, teamed up with the various city water-related departments and said, "There's got to be a better way!" The resulting wisdom will be available Saturday for interested residents. Talks will be given every hour on the hour at three different locations on subjects such as "Water-Wise Gardening" and "Plants That Love to Grow Here." The idea is to teach people how to landscape their yard with hardy, water thrifty plants while not pissing off their homeowners associations. All attendees will get a tour map of Dallas and surrounding environs with the locations of winning water-wise landscape designs. Oh yeah, and the first 100 people also get a multi-setting garden nozzle. Talks begin Saturday at 9 a.m. at various locations in Dallas. Call 214-670-3155 or visit savedallaswater.com/wwlt or for more information.
Sat., June 4, 9 a.m., 2011