Alliums and species tulips will add interest to your garden in the spring

The Smith County Master Gardeners will be offering some bulbs that are underused in most East Texas gardens at their Bulbs and More Sale on Oct. 8 at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Alliums and species tulips will add interest to any garden in the spring. ALLIUMS Alliums are a genus that include onions, garlic, scallions and leeks and are…

Lovely Amarcrinum is a hardy cross between two plants

The easy-to-grow bulb known as Amarcrinum is a cross between the flower Amaryllis belladonna and the Crinum moorei. It is native to South Africa and laughs at our hot, humid summers. Amarcrinums will grow in full sun to part shade, and is deer-proof as well. It has beautiful, bright green, strappy foliage that is evergreen in zones 8 to 10, or to

Liatris plants provide great color and heat tolerance for the Texas summer

Looking for a splash of color in your flowerbed? Interested in a plant that will stand up to the Texas summer heat? Let me introduce you to Liatris spicata. Native to the eastern United States, this species is prominent in the southern range. Liatris plants typically grow from corms that sprout in spring. This perennial eye-catcher boasts 3- to

Gardening: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service continues lecture series with Oct. 8 talk on bulbs for southern climates

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will continue its 2016 East Texas Garden Lecture Series on Oct. 8 at the Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. in Tyler. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will consist of information on bulbs for southern climates and companion

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Master Gardener honored

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The perpetual appeal of the peony

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Azalea gall can affect neighboring bushes

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