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10 habits that can damage your eyes

Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:39 pm

By Patrice Dunagin, County Extension Agent
Certain habits can cause stress, strain and even permanent damage to your eyes. Ask yourself if you are guilty of any of these:

-You wear old glasses/contacts. If your lens prescription is outdated, it could cause eyestrain, sore eyes and…


Azaleas blooming at Christmas

Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:09 pm

Azaleas blooming at Christmas By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
Who would have ever thought we could have azaleas blooming at Christmas? Introduced by Flowerwood Nursery in Mobile, Alabama, the Encore series…


Bulbs are miraculous

Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:26 pm

Look what I found blooming already! Narcissus “Galilee” is one of the older varieties of narcissus known as Paperwhites. During the Victorian…


Planning effective windbreak

Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:02 pm

A cold, blustery winter wind can make a chilly day very miserable. In heavily wooded areas the effects of wind are minimized by the trees, and in cities buildings affect the wind. But larger suburban and rural properties often have…


Yule Tide camellia faithfully showing Christmas blooms

Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Yule Tide camellia faithfully showing Christmas blooms By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
Camellias provide our most brilliant color during winter. Take a look at this beauty, Camellia sasanqua, variety Yule Tide.

Very appropriate for…


Proper procedures can keep holiday season plants beautiful

Wed Dec 3, 2014 9:10 pm

Proper procedures can keep holiday season plants beautiful By Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
Although artificial trees have become quite common, having a fresh-cut tree for the holidays is still quite popular. A question we sometimes…


Sugar maples provide beautiful color to East Texas landscape, but probably no syrup

Wed Dec 3, 2014 9:09 pm

Sugar maples provide beautiful color to East Texas landscape, but probably no syrup By Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
I just had to let you see this wonderful native maple in all of its fall splendor.

All maples are beautiful trees,…


Nematodes, something to be reminded of when gardening

Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:16 pm

Nematodes, something to be reminded of when gardening By BY Keith Hansen, Keeping It Green
While planting pansies and some other cool season annuals in pots, planters and in flower beds this weekend, I was reminded about…


Pretty witch hazel happy in the shade

Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm

Pretty witch hazel happy in the shade By BY Dee Bishop, In Our Garden
People often ask me what are some pretty small trees or under story trees that are pretty all year. The usual are…


Favorite shrubs of the IDEA Garden

Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:19 pm

Favorite shrubs of the IDEA Garden Punica granatum, “Nana” or dwarf pomegranate is one of our very favorite shrubs in the IDEA Garden. Evergreen in warmer years, deciduous…


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