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Gardening help from Highland Lakes experts

The Highland Lakes is rich with expert help for your gardens. Photo by Rawpixel

When green thumbs turn black, Highland Lakes gardeners have plenty of resources for help.

Here’s a list from Master Gardener Wade Hibler, retired Burnet County AgriLife Extension agent and host of “Ask Wade” on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune.

Kelly Tarla

Burnet County AgriLifeExtension Agent

607 N. Vandeveer St., Suite 100

Burnet, TX 78611

(512) 756-5463

Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association

Garden Liaison Suzy Rowley

Garden Project Manager Ricky Lane

Highland Lakes Master Naturalist Chapter

1701 E. Polk St., Suite 12

Burnet, TX 78611

(512) 756-5463

Aggie Horticulture

If you don’t find the answer by browsing around this informative website, click on “Ask an Expert” in the righthand column to get more specific advice.

City of Austin’s Grow Green

A great source of information about water conservation, organic gardening, and native plants, complete with downloadable and printable fact sheets. Webpage includes a phone number and email form for specific questions.

KBEY 103.9 FM Picayune Radio

Of course, you can always “Ask Wade” by visiting and sending in your query via the email form provided.

Hibler also suggests any of the local nurseries, including home improvement stores that sell plants.

“They sell many of the plants suited to this area, so they can answer some of your questions, too,” he said.

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