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Stanley to present First Tuesday in the Garden on May 6

Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:39 pm

By Staff Reports
Nelda Stanley will present “Hummingbirds and Butterflies” May 6 in the IDEA Garden to kick off the 2014 First Tuesday in the Garden series, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service announced.Ms. St...


Byzantine glads make post-winter days cheery

Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:35 pm

Byzantine glads make post-winter days cheery By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
Look for these pretty little Byzantine glads blooming around older yards in the whole East Texas area.Pass-along plants for eons of time, Byzantine glads, so bright and cheery after gloomy winter d...


With great care, lovely peony bushes can be grown locally

Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:32 pm

With great care, lovely peony bushes can be grown locally By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
I grew up in Ohio, and my father was a hobby gardener, with a large vegetable patch in the back of our property, and lots of different kinds of shrubs and trees that he planted. Being just a kid, I...


AgriLife Extension lauds Smith Master Gardeners

Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:01 am

By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
Last week was National Volunteer Week, and Smith County Master Gardeners, a volunteer program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, celebrated 21 years of volunteer service to the people of ...


Star of Bethlehem replaces jonquils in spring beauty

Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:59 pm

Star of Bethlehem replaces jonquils in spring beauty By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
This humble little bulb seems to pop up where you least expect it. I have seen it growing all around the Tyler area in old yards, in fields and along country roadsides.Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogal...


Native azaleas thrive in cool, shaded areas

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:24 am

Native azaleas thrive in cool, shaded areas By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
Our native azaleas are so beautiful and smell heavenly.Often called wild honeysuckle bush, Rhodendron canescens grows along wooded creek banks in deciduous hardwoods of the South. It grows in the T...


These plants can make a statement in your yard

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:22 am

These plants can make a statement in your yard By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
Have you ever looked at your yard and thought, “This needs something to jazz it up?” Something to make it more than just another ho-hum planting of “round green meatballs” a...


Dogwoods signal arrival of spring

Wed Apr 2, 2014 11:37 pm

Dogwoods signal arrival of spring By Dee Bishop In Our Garden
I think of all the beautiful spring wildflowers, our native dogwood is appreciated and anticipated more than any other.Rightly so, too. With its pristine white blossoms sprinkled throughout our Eas...


From edibles to grass to flowers, things ramp up in garden

Wed Apr 2, 2014 11:35 pm

From edibles to grass to flowers, things ramp up in garden By Keith Hansen Keeping It Green
Springtime! Finally azaleas and other spring flowers are bursting into their spring glory. This is a perfect time for not only enjoying the fabulous scenery and landscapes in East Texas, but also f...


Bishop to discuss container gardening on "First Tuesday'

Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:23 pm

By From Staff Reports
Dee Bishop, a Smith County Master Gardener, is scheduled to discuss container gardening during the First Tuesday in the Garden lecture series, noon April 1 in the IDEA Garden.Ms. Bishop has extensi...


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