Great foliage plants give you late summer color without blooms

When gardeners consider plants for providing color around the home landscape, usually the list starts with plants bearing showy flowers. And there are many great annual flowers with “flower power” that will shine for many weeks and months during the summer. Often overlooked are plants grown not for flowers, but for their colorful leaves. The gr…

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East Texas Lecture Series set to start Saturday

Smith County Master Gardeners begins its East Texas Lecture Series on Saturday with a presentation by David Gary, the organization announced. Gary continues gardening despite that muscular dystrophy has restricted him to a wheelchair. His garden, which he designed,…

10 September 2014 [11:22 PM]
Cardinal flower 101

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) a Texas native plant flourishes in moist areas in full sun to part…

10 September 2014 [11:17 PM]
Master Gardener to kick off ‘First Tuesday’ series

Patsy Besch, Master Gardener, will offer information about “Herbs in the Winter” as the First Tuesday in the Garden lecture series resumes Tuesday, organizers announced. Her program will begin at noon in the IDEA Garden of the Tyler Rose Garden.…

31 August 2014 [12:46 AM]
Garden phlox beautiful native plant

Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) bloom in summer when so many spring things have given up to the heat. This phlox is a…

16 July 2014 [11:16 PM]
Cleome's spidery flowers draw attention

An old-fashioned granny plant, cleome (Cleome hasslerana) is a fascinating summer bloomer. Reseeding in the gardens, cleome is welcomed as a tried…

10 July 2014 [12:01 AM]
Butterfly weed showy summer wildflower

While traveling in Arkansas last week, we came across a lot of this beautiful native wildflower blooming all along the roadsides. Butterfly…

03 July 2014 [12:20 AM]