The Weekend Gardener

Charla Anthony
Weekend Gardener

Charla Anthony is a Program Assistant with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Brazos County conducting horticulture education in the areas of landscaping, gardening, water conservation, and environmental stewardship. Anthony also serves as coordinator of the Brazos County Master Gardener program.

She appears on television and radio gardening programs, and writes a regular newspaper column. Her educational background, includes a Bachelor of Science in Floriculture from Texas A&M University. She has lived and gardened in Brazos County all her life.

Browse through the video category (on the left side of this page) for the most recent and past segments of Weekend Gardener.

Jayla Fry
Weekend Gardner



Jayla Fry graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Her work experience began by facilitating the Horticulture Technician Program at the Bryan Federal Woman’s Prison. She currently works with Master Gardener volunteers and coordinators throughout the state of Texas. She teaches an Introduction to the Texas Master Gardener Program, Earth-Kind Landscaping, and Botany for Master Gardener Interns. She also works with Master Gardener Associations to assist in organizational development through board trainings.

In 2009, she was a co-editor for the Sixth Edition of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook and co-authored the Plant Growth and Development and Earth-Kind Landscaping chapters within the handbook.

Tim Hartmann
Weekend Gardner

Tim Hartmann graduated from Texas A&M University with his Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture in 2009 with an emphasis in fruit and vegetable production. He received his Master’s Degree in Plant Breeding and Horticulture in 2013 from Texas A&M, where he worked on a research project with peaches. He is also currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Horticulture. Tim is originally from the small Hill Country town of Blanco, where he got started in Horticulture working for a commercial greenhouse operation and also running a home-based nursery business in high school. Tim began working for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in 2014 where he focuses on water conservation in the home landscape. His responsibilities include delivering educational presentations to homeowners and Master Gardeners, conducting state-wide plant trials, and developing printed and web-based materials for the Earth-Kind® Landscaping Program. Tim has special interests in propagation, exotic fruits, and in incorporating well-adapted edible plants into residential landscapes for both food and aesthetic value.

MONDAY, MAY 18
Rudder High School Golf Tournament
Senior Expo
Reason to Smile - Send in Your Smiles
TUESDAY, MAY 19
BVCASA Youth Tobacco Summit
Christopher's Kitchen
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
Grimes County Red Cross - Guns N Hoses Blood Drive
Ag Guest

THURSDAY, MAY 21

James Chambers Benefit Banquet
Bryan High School - 24 Hour Play Festival
From the Ground Up - Click Here for Stories
Half Price Thursday - Click Here for Deals
FRIDAY, MAY 22
Chappell Hill Garden Club
BCS Chamber of Commerce
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