Terracing can make a sloping yard more functional and useable

Does your yard slope, and do you have a sense of hopelessness concerning its functional use? It would cost a small fortune to have a professional landscaper make it a useable space. I empathize with you. My backyard is connected to a greenbelt that severely slopes down to a creek. I was concerned about erosion if I tried to start digging and…

Succulents might just be your kind of plant

The Master Gardening program offered by Texas AgriLife Extension is a vital volunteer educational opportunity and has enhanced my life considerably. As master gardeners, we are encouraged to find our special garden interests. Several years ago I discovered succulent gardening, which quickly became an obsession as my wife would attest. A succulent

Leucojum is easy to grow and will give dependable blooms

This spring when I was in Paris, France, I was at a Sunday market and noticed several women selling little bouquets of muguet de bois. Of course, I had to buy a bunch just to smell the wonderful fragrance. It reminded me of the little bottles of Coty cologne that was the only scent I was allowed to wear as a young girl. Muguet de bois, or Lily of

Master Gardeners host annual conference, sale

Scores of gardening aficionados gathered to talk bulbs Saturday during the annual Fall Garden Conference and Bulbs and More Sale at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. It is approximately the 15th year for the conference and sale, hosted by the Smith County Master Gardeners, said member Pat Welch. Each fall conference is themed and the focus this

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Beginning farmer conference is set for Sept. 22-23

Are you a beginning farmer? Have you been farming for many years but still think you have a lot to learn about farming your operation? There is a beginning farmer conference set for Sept. 22-23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife…

14 September 2016 [05:25 PM]
Arp Garden Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday

The Arp Garden Club announced it will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a luncheon 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at High Hill Farm Resort, 12626 County Road 217, Arp. According to information from Janet Shuttlesworth, president, the Arp Garden Club was founded…

12 September 2016 [12:01 PM]
Master Gardener honored

COURTESY BECKY WILSON, a Smith County Master Gardener (right), receives the honorary Lone Star FFA degree during the 88th Texas FFA Association…

31 August 2016 [08:37 PM]
Texas Superstar plants have been deemed proven superstars for the garden

Smith County Master Gardener Association Texas Superstars are plants that are highly recommended by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service. They earned this Texas-tough recognition after extensive evaluations by the Texas Superstar Executive Board, comprised of Texas A&M horticulture specialists.…

27 July 2016 [07:14 PM]
The perpetual appeal of the peony

Fashion and taste come and go in the garden like anywhere else, but peonies are the rarest of blooms - they have…

10 June 2016 [09:15 AM]
Azalea gall can affect neighboring bushes

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service As a horticulturist, it might surprise some that I had never even seen an azalea before moving to Tyler. I had spent all of my life in Central Texas and the Panhandle, and…

19 May 2016 [12:17 PM]
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