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Beautiful, blue Vitex might remind you of lilacs

Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:17 pm

ANDIE RATHBONE Smith County Master Gardener I’m partial to blue flowers. In our blazing hot summers, they give me the illusion…


You can make a vertical garden from a wooden shipping pallet

Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:00 pm

You can make a vertical garden from a wooden shipping pallet By Holley Simmons, The Washington Post
Are you a gardener who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical.

Ben Friton founded Can YA Love, a…


City arborist to illustrate the value of Tyler’s urban forest at Bergfeld Park

Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:23 pm

By Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph
The Parks and Recreation Department, Tyler Trees Committee and Texas A&M Forest Service are hosting an educational tree identification and valuation event…


The perpetual appeal of the peony

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:15 am

The perpetual appeal of the peony By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
Fashion and taste come and go in the garden like anywhere else, but peonies are the rarest of blooms - they have…


Keeping It Green: If you want a fruit tree, consider planting a persimmon next time

Wed Jun 8, 2016 11:40 pm

By Kyle Tengler, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
I like apples as much as the next person. You can hardly ask for a more universally liked fruit. The same can be said for peaches, surely. But in the humid South, these more common fruits can be some of…


Some great landscape designs don't require hours of watering and maintenance

Wed Jun 1, 2016 9:17 am

By Brenda Richardson, Special To The Washington Post
Pity the poor yard. It receives constant care and attention during the spring and summer, but let a few dry spells or…


Azalea gall can affect neighboring bushes

Thu May 19, 2016 12:17 pm

By Kyle Tengler
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…


Some home gardening insecticides may lure bees and butterflies to their deaths

Fri May 13, 2016 8:18 am

Some home gardening insecticides may lure bees and butterflies to their deaths By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
Many homeowners want to throw a lifeline to beleaguered bees and butterflies by planting pollinator gardens that will provide sustenance and habitat,…


Squash: Tiny is trendy, but big is good, too

Wed May 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Squash: Tiny is trendy, but big is good, too By Barbara Damrosch, Special to The Washington Post
Somewhere between the giant pumpkin and the tiny Sweet Dumpling squash there is a happy medium, though it's not always easy to…


Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and hopefuls

Sat May 7, 2016 8:04 am

Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and hopefuls By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and…


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