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Rudbeckias bring colorful cheer in summer

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:08 am

By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
Summertime can be hard on many kinds of plants in our yards and gardens. We struggle to keep alive many types that are native to more tame climates. Soaring temperatures, unrelenting sun and days w...


Summer brings colorful displays to IDEA Garden

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:05 am

Summer brings colorful displays to IDEA Garden By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
Just look at all the magnificent color in our beautiful IDEA Garden!

In the photo, the wide-spreading pink plant is a type of Alternanthera (Joseph’s coat).


Garden phlox beautiful native plant

Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:16 pm

Garden phlox beautiful native plant By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) bloom in summer when so many spring things have given up to the heat.This phlox is a native American as well as the thrift that blooms in spring and the lovely littl...


Looking for landscaping solutions? Try ground covers

Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:14 pm

Looking for landscaping solutions? Try ground covers By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
When most folks think about a plant to cover the ground, grass is probably the first thing that comes to mind. True, grass is one of the best ground covers around. It’s cheap, fast, efficient...


Plumeria lets gardeners bring the tropical look to East Texas

Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:07 am

By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
You don’t have to go to Hawaii to enjoy the state’s traditional welcoming fragrant leis, which are typically made of plumeria flowers. That’s because this tropical plant is easy to grow and c...


Cleome's spidery flowers draw attention

Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:01 am

By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
An old-fashioned granny plant, cleome (Cleome hasslerana) is a fascinating summer bloomer.Reseeding in the gardens, cleome is welcomed as a tried and true annual flower that we all love. The intere...


Summer time to prepare for fall garden, ramp up lawn care

Thu Jul 3, 2014 12:32 am

By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
Happy July! It’s time for fireworks, watermelons and summer vacations. Get your wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen out, and protect yourself from intense sun as you go about your July gardening chore...


Butterfly weed showy summer wildflower

Thu Jul 3, 2014 12:20 am

By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
While traveling in Arkansas last week, we came across a lot of this beautiful native wildflower blooming all along the roadsides.Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is one of the most showy of our ...


Tiger lilies hitting their blazing glory in IDEA Garden

Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:30 pm

By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
There is a tiger in the garden!Come and see our beautiful tiger lilies blooming beautifully in the orange section of the IDEA Garden. June is when lilies bloom, and these beauties are absolutely go...


Crapemyrtle bark scale has been found in Tyler

Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:29 pm

Crapemyrtle bark scale has been found in Tyler By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
As a followup to last week’s Keeping It Green column about crapemyrtles, I want to provide some details about a new pest that has recently been messing with these beautiful plants.It is calle...


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